Toronto Blue Jays’ Alec Manoa (25) has been unable to recover from a shocking slump.
Manoa took the loss against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, on 26 June, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and five walks with six strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Manoa, who has followed Hyun-jin Ryu to Toronto since the latter’s arrival in 2020, is 26-14 with a 3.03 ERA in 62 career major league games (362 innings). In his first two seasons in the big leagues in 2021, he was 25-9 with a 2.60 ERA in 51 games (308 1/3 innings), but has struggled this season, going 1-5 with a 5.53 ERA in 11 games (53⅔ innings).토토사이트
“It’s one thing for Toronto to be in last place in the American League East (26-25), but it’s another thing entirely to see Manoah struggle to break out of his slump,” MLB.com noted.
After a solid outing in Baltimore on the 21st, allowing two runs in 5⅔ innings, Manoah disappointed everyone by falling apart once again.
“I’m trying not to be too perfect,” Manoa said. If you try to throw too perfect, then you realise that you’re going to get hit by two balls. Then you try to throw a more perfect ball and the result is a strikeout. I just need to battle the hitters,” he said.
According to MLB.com, “Manoa is walking 6.37 batters per nine innings. That’s overwhelmingly the worst rate among pitchers who have pitched in regulation this season. Mackenzie Gore (Washington) is 71st out of 72 pitchers with a 4.76 K/9. His WHIP (walks allowed per inning) of 1.79 is the worst among league starters. His 19.08 pitches per inning are the most of any pitcher in regulation. His ERA is the fifth-worst in the league.” Tampa Bay also stole seven bases on the day, harassing Manoa and the Toronto pitching staff. “We have to figure out what Tampa Bay was doing,” Manoa reflected.
“Toronto has a lot of work to do over the next two months,” MLB.com said. A proven major league pitcher, Manoa will eventually regain his form. But life in the American League East is getting dimmer and dimmer,” noting that Manoa needs to rebound quickly.