Alek Manoah Gets Beaten Up in 2nd MLB Start

Morgantown, West Virginia – After one of the most spectacular pitching debuts in recent Major League Baseball history – where he pitched 6 innings, giving up only 2 hits, no runs and striking out 4 against the New York Yankees – former West Virginia Mountaineers starting pitcher Alek Manoah suffered a rough second outing for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Manoah, who is the Blue Jays’ top overall prospect, allowed 4 runs on three home runs in only 3.1 innings pitched tonight against the Florida Marlins.  Manoah also walked two and struck out 5 Marlins.

Manoah was also hit in the lower leg by a line drive and appeared hobbled afterwards.

Despite the poor second appearance, Manoah still has an incredibly bright future in Major League Baseball.  For now, it’s unclear if he’ll remain with the Toronto Blue Jays or be sent back to the Buffalo Bisons in AAA.