WASHINGTON (WKBW) — Even though the Toronto Blue Jays are not scheduled to play their first home game in Buffalo until August 11th, their opponent wanted to "blend in" with the locals.
The Nationals decided to "wear Zubaz pants" to embrace playing in Buffalo, even though this Blue Jays "home game" was played in the nation's capital! That involved the team having some fun with photoshop and changing the team's warm-up outfits.
We’re playing in ✌️ Buffalo ✌️ today so we’re trying to blend in with the locals. #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/VyTuVt1HPx— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 29, 2020
The Buffalo Bills took notice of the tweet, and thanked the Nationals for their support, but said they're still rooting for their "hometown" Blue Jays.
We DIGG this 😏 pic.twitter.com/jbuX8qjBgV— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 30, 2020
This resulted in the Blue Jays thanking them and making a reference to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
The Nationals ended up beating the Blue Jays 4-0 in 10 innings.
The game was also the debut for highly-touted pitcher Nate Pearson's major league debut.
Pearson pitched five innings without allowing a run, while throwing five strikeouts and two walks on only two hits.
He also did this.
99 MPH AND painted? 😳🔥 pic.twitter.com/5yxIiTUUji— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 29, 2020
Pearson pitched three games last season with the Buffalo Bisons with a 3.00 ERA with a 1-0 record.