Manaea (3-2) earned the win, walking only two batters while striking out 10 in a complete-game, no-hit shutout of the Red Sox on Saturday.
Manaea baffled the Red Sox on Saturday night and recorded the first no-hitter of the 2018 season. There will be some discussion regarding two plays in the game, the first of which came in the fifth inning when Marcus Semien failed to make a catch as he drifted into field that was ruled an error. The second potentially controversial moment came one inning later when Andrew Benintendi appeared to reach first base safely on an infield hit, but was called out for leaving the basepath. However, neither should distract from Manaea's tremendous outing in which he induced 15 swinging strikes and allowed only three baserunners, none of which got past second base. This adds to his excellent start to the season as he now has a 1.23 ERA across 36.2 innings.
Manaea (2-2) picked up the win against the Mariners on Sunday, striking out four over seven innings while allowing one run on two hits and two walks.
A solo homer was the only blemish on the day, as Manaea allowed just one run for the third time in his four starts this season. The lefty has allowed four long balls and isn't racking up a ton of strikeouts, but otherwise the 26-year-old looks poised for a breakout season, as he sports stellar ratios with a 1.63 ERA and 0.72 WHIP. He'll look to keep rolling when he takes the hill Saturday against the Red Sox.
Manaea (1-2) got the loss on Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking one in Oakland's 4-0 defeat to the Dodgers.
He didn't get rewarded with the win for the effort but it was nonetheless a third straight solid start from the 26-year-old left-hander to begin the season, as Manaea is now the owner of a 1.74 ERA and a sparkling 0.77 WHIP through 22.2 innings this year. His ratios aren't likely to stay that ridiculous all year (he'd be a Cy Young candidate if they did) but he certainly has the look of a pitcher who has taken a step forward. He'll look keep the hot start rolling in his next outing against the White Sox on April 16.
Manaea (1-1) picked up the win over the Rangers on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over eight innings while striking out four.
The left-hander threw 64 of his 94 pitches for strikes in a strong outing. Velocity remains a potential issue for Manaea, however -- by the end of the night he was having trouble hitting 90 mph with his fastball, and he generated only seven swinging strikes in his eight innings. He gets an exploitable matchup Tuesday on the road against a Dodgers squad that's already shown signs of struggling against southpaws.
Manaea (0-1) took the loss despite a sterling outing on Friday, giving up just one run, striking out seven and allowing just four hits over 7.2 innings in a 2-1 defeat to the Angels.
Manaea was a hard-luck loser on Friday due to a first-inning home run served up to Mike Trout and an equally brilliant showing from his counterpart Tyler Skaggs. You should never read too much into one start and Manaea is coming off a 2017 season where he logged a 4.37 ERA, so there are reasons for pause when assessing his potential for a breakout season. That said, he had a solid spring and he certainly had the look of a top-end starter on Friday. He'll just need to prove it over a larger sample size to become an impact fantasy starter.
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