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Jays’ Alek Manoah Makes Successful Start in Double-A

 Matt Tallarini  |    Jul 3rd, 2023 12:04pm EDT

Alek Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches to the Houston Astros during the first inning in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on June 5, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah started Sunday in his first appearance with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. 

Manoah, 25, threw five innings allowing three hits, one earned run, striking out 10, and walking three during his start in Double-A. He had been demoted to the Florida Complex League in Dunedin on June 6 after just pitching an inning and a third and allowing six earned runs against the Houston Astros.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (36-37) lost 12-5 to the Portland Sea Dogs (44-30) on Sunday night at Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H.

On June 27, Manoah pitched against the New York Yankees Florida Complex League team, throwing 2.2 innings, allowing 11 earned runs, two home runs, 10 hits, walking two, and striking out three.

Manoah was 1-7 in 13 starts with a 6.36 ERA, throwing 58 innings and allowing 68 hits, 11 home runs, walking 42, and striking out 48 before being sent down to the minors.

During Spring Training, Manoah started in five games, posting a 2-2 record with a 3.10 ERA, throwing 20.1 innings allowing 16 hits, walking eight batters, and striking out 21.

Manoah last year finished third in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year after posting a 2.24 ERA in 31 starts, going 16-7 and throwing 196.2 innings, allowing 144 hits, 16 home runs, walking 51, and striking out 180 in his first year as an All-Star.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats play the Portland Sea Dogs in the final game of their six game series today at 7 p.m. EDT streaming on MiLB.TV website.