Former West Virginia University pitcher, and current starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Alek Manoah, is having quite the summer in the major league’s.
On Monday night, Manoah shut down the Chicago White Sox, pitching six innings, allowing one run on five hits, while striking out five.
Since making his debut on May 27, Manoah has been one of the more reliable pitcher’s for a Blue Jays team that is poised to try and make the playoffs. In 13 starts this season, Manoah is 5-2, and boasts a 3.18 ERA, with 78 strikeouts, while throwing 68 innings on the season.
Although Manoah came onto the scene later in the season, he is still getting recognition from around the league, and is at least in the conversation for American League Rookie of the Year.
Manoah was selected by the Blue Jays with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Manoah pitched at West Virginia from 2017-2019 and helped get West Virginia to host their first regional since 1955.
Top Photo from Jon Blacker, The Canadian Press