Following a delay into his first start in the majors, former WVU pitcher Alek Manoah made his MLB debut against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.
In a shortened first game of a doubleheader, Manoah made West Virginians and Canadians proud by throwing for six-scoreless innings, while making seven Yankees hitters miss for a third strike. In the first inning, Manoah started off hot as he struck out Rougned Odor and Aaron Judge to begin his career.
Oh, and Manoah made his momma proud too!
Manoah’s final stat line for the major league debut was six innings pitched, two hits, two walks, seven strikeouts and no runs allowed. I don’t think a debate could get any better than this!