Last night, Alek Manoah was hoping he could replicate his magic from the first game in the Bronx, but that didn’t happen. Why?
No, it wasn’t because the beginner’s luck was gone. It’s probably not because he underestimated the Marlins. That’s because you don’t become a Majors pitcher overnight.
The big problem was that his effect bullets didn’t have their usual bite. Manoah left some balls hanging, which pleased Corey Dickerson, Jazz Chisholm Jr. as well as Jesus Aguilar, all of whom hit the long ball against Manoah.
Result? From a 0.00 ERA, he is at 3.86 by virtue of his three earned runs in 3.1 innings of work.
I’m going to hammer home what I said after his recall: he can pitch in the Majors, but I don’t know if he can go through adversity in the Majors since he never did in the MiLB. Its next release will therefore be an excellent test in this regard.
Will he have his chance in Toronto or on behalf of the Buffalo Bisons?
But OK. Lucky for him, the Jays never gave up. During the match, Randal Grichuk hit two long balls to keep his own in the match. It was 5-3 when Bo Bichette hit a two-run hit to tie the game.
And in the end, Joe Panik produced the last point of the game when Vladdy Jr. quietly ran for home plate.
What’s interesting is that the Jays have never really been in the game. It was raining, we didn’t know if the comeback was just going to be possible or if the match was going to be abandoned.
But in the end, when it mattered most, the Jays stood up.
This kept Alek Manoah safe from defeat. This allowed the club to sweep the Miami Marlins in two games.
But above all, it gave gas to the club, which knows that it can go up such deficits.
- 11 points in a set (in first, even) for the Dodgers: unheard of in the regular season.
- My thoughts are with Jake Evans.