Nate Pearson fans eight and Austin Martin records first professional hit(s) as minor-league baseball returns

It’s been a looooooooong time since there were minor-league box scores to look at.

All of minor-league ball got wiped last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than Triple-A and Double-A and Rookie Ball and this and that there was only the Taxi Squad and the Alternate Training Site.
But, after a 19-month hiatus, the minors are back, and, with that, we have PROSPECT STATS to look at. Here’s the Good Stuff from Tuesday’s MiLB Opening Day…
Nate Pearson started for the Buffalo-Trenton Thunder Bisons against the Worcester Red Sox and had a pretty impressive return to action. Pearson, who missed virtually all of spring training due to a groin injury, is reportedly working with some changes to his pitching mechanics. It seemed to work quite well for him on Tuesday as he tossed three-and-two-thirds innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk while collecting a whopping eight strikeouts.
Buffalo-Trenton’s bullpen was also very Jays-esque in their 6-1 win. After Pearson left, the relievers (Tyler Saucedo, Kirby Snead, Jeremy Beasley, and Bryan Baker) combined to allow just two hits and two walks over five-and-one-third innings.
Forrest Wall went 2-for-4 and Josh Palacios …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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