From hoping Hyun-jin Ryu to 3rd place in American League Cy Young voting. It wasn’t a coincidence.
Alec Manoa (Toronto Blue Jays) showed signs of a rebound. On the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), he started in the 2023 major league home game against the Seattle Mariners held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and scored 6 hits (1 home run) in 5 innings, 7 strikeouts, 4 walks and 2 runs. His ERA was 4.88.
Manoa was fine with an average ERA of 3.10 with 2 wins and 2 losses in 5 demonstration games. However, when the season opened, it was shaken sharply. On March 31, he started his opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was sluggish, giving up 9 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 5 runs in 3⅓ innings. On the 6th, against the Kansas City Royals, he threw well with 1 hit and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings, but 5 walks were left unsatisfactory. 크크크벳
After that, on the 12th, against the Detroit Tigers, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 5 walks, and 3 runs against the Detroit Tigers, and on the 17th, against the Tampa Bay Race, it collapsed with 9 hits, 5 strikeouts, 5 strikeouts, and 7 runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 17th. After the opening, he threw 17 pitches in 19⅓ innings in 4 games. It certainly wasn’t the look of the 2022 season, when he finished third in the Cy Young vote. The fastball pitch and speed were similar, but the command was shaken.
However, there are signs of a rebound. On the 23rd, against the New York Yankees, he pitched his best pitch this season with 2 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk and no run in 7 innings. And on this day, he showed compliance again against Seattle. He didn’t have many innings, reaching 100 pitches by the 5th inning, but the content was good.