Manaea (10-10) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Mariners after allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while fanning three across five innings. Manaea has been struggling of late and has given up nine runs across his last two starts (10 innings), but the lack of effectiveness on the mound isn't anything new -- he has given up three or more runs in six of his last nine appearances since the beginning of August. Manaea, who only has two quality starts in that span, has also posted a 6.95 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP over 44 innings in that stretch.
Manaea (10-9) allowed five earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Royals. Manaea wasn't particularly sharp, though the only extra-base hit he surrendered was a solo home run by Salvador Perez. The majority of the damage against him came in the fourth inning, when he allowed three consecutive singles to begin the frame. Manaea has mostly struggled since August began, as he now has a 6.49 ERA across seven starts and 34.2 innings in that span. That's inflated his ERA on the season to 3.95 across 161.2 frames.
Manaea (9-9) earned the win Thursday after holding the White Sox to one run on five hits and a walk while striking out nine across seven innings. The southpaw displayed strong command en route to his ninth win, recording nine punchouts for the second straight game to earn his 14th quality start of the year. Manaea's only blemish of the day came from an RBI single by Jose Abreu in the third inning. The 29-year-old will look to continue his success during his next projected start Wednesday at Kansas City.
Manaea didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 11-10 loss to the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out nine without walking a batter. The lefty seemed to be cruising to his ninth win of the season, exiting after 86 pitches (64 strikes) with a comfortable 8-2 lead, but the Oakland bullpen imploded behind him. Manaea still delivered his 13th quality start of the season, and he sports a 3.91 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and sparkling 165:36 K:BB through 149.2 innings.
Manaea will start Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Manaea was slated to start Thursday, but he'll switch spots in the rotation with Frankie Montas, who apparently had some visa concerns ahead of the trip to Canada. Manaea has a 9.90 ERA over his past five starts and will attempt to get back on track in Toronto.
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