Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers pitcher Alek Manoah was slated to make his Major League Baseball debut tonight against the New York Yankees. However, unfortunately the game will not take place tonight.
The Toronto Blue Jays versus New York Yankees game has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader starting at 4:05 pm ET tomorrow. Yankees lucked out tonight.
In three minor league starts this season, Manoah is 3-0, with 0.50 ERA, 27 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched and a WHIP (Walks + hits / IP) of 0.556 with the Buffalo Bison in AAA.
As a junior at WVU in 2019, Manoah finished with a 9-4 record, 144 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA – all of which earned him an unanimous Big 12 Pitcher of the Year award.
Manoah was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft and has been outstanding since in the minor leagues. Tomorrow will be the beginning of an incredible Major League Baseball career for the former Mountaineers starting pitcher.
Tonight’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader starting at 4:05 pm ET tomorrow.
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— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 26, 2021