Manoa pitches 6 innings, 8 Ks, 1 run in comeback win
The Toronto Blue Jays’ Alec Manoa pitched well in his return to the big leagues.
Manoa pitched six innings of five-hit ball, striking out eight and allowing one earned run against the Detroit Tigers on Monday (Aug. 8) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. He earned the win in a blowout 12-2 victory.
On the day, Manoa dominated the Detroit lineup with a 92.7-mph four-seam fastball (34%), 80.4-mph slider (33%), 92.6-mph sinker (24%), and 86.8-mph changeup (9%).
He gave up a run in the third inning on three hits, but was able to get out of the inning without allowing another run. The offense was able to take the pressure off him in the fourth inning, when he gave up six runs.
He allowed 15 hits, six of which were hard-hit with bat speeds of 95 mph or higher, and none of which were hit at launch angles.
Manoa, who was 1-7 with a 6.36 ERA in his previous 13 starts, was demoted to the minors to work on his pitching.바카라
Since his demotion, he has been working out at the team’s training facility in Dunedin, Florida, before returning to the big leagues for two exhibition appearances.
After struggling in the rookie-level Florida Complex League, allowing 11 runs in 2 2/3 innings, he was strong in Double-A, allowing one run on five hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, earning his call-up earlier than expected.
There were some concerns that the call-up was a bit premature, but this performance proved them wrong.