Poor outings from Alek Manoah are and have been few and far between. So, after his short outing last week in St. Louis, the stats said that Manoah was due for a quality start, especially if he would be facing a lineup like Kansas City’s.
Manoah did just that, as he threw seven one-hit innings en route to a 3-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. Due to the low-scoring nature of the game, tonight’s battle lasted only 2 hours and 17 minutes.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Alek Manoah
The Big Man rightfully earns the nod for Player of the Game – his final line stood at 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, and 5 K’s. With the zeros he put up across the box score, Manoah’s ERA dropped from 13.50 to 4.35. Although he did allow the leadoff man to reach a few times, Manoah hardly dealt with worrisome traffic on the base paths.
On paper, this was an outstanding start from Manoah, but there were a couple of underlying stats that show that the best of 2023 is yet to come for him. Manoah gave up a lot of hard contact, and that in turn led to several deep fly ball outs that may ha …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation