The sky continues to be the limit for West Virginia product and current MLB All-Star pitcher Alek Manoah, reaching yet another career milestone this season.
Manoah has been on a mission all year to make it clear his stellar rookie season was no fluke. And after surpassing his 2021 win total and being named an All-Star for the first time, he now adds setting a new season-best strikeout total to his list of 2022 accomplishments.
The 24-year-old right handed pitcher entered his start against the surging Orioles needing only 4 K’s to achieve a new personal high.
Once he reached a season total for punch-outs of one more than last year, he sat at 128 strikeouts. He then added a few more to leave the game at 131 and counting.
That’s what the Man does 😎 pic.twitter.com/IA8rVhvm5r
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 15, 2022
Despite the personal achievement, it was not a night for Manoah to celebrate with his Blue Jays teammates. Toronto lost to Baltimore 4-2. Manoah earned the loss, allowing 4 runs off 4 hits in 5.2 innings.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 17, 2022