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Sean Manaea threw a complete game shutout in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins, allowing six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Manaea was quite simply dominant in this game against a tough Minnesota Twins lineup. He was able to escape a couple of jams with runners on third base. Manaea threw 95 pitches so he likely would not have pitched the complete game if this was a normal nine inning game, but because of the doubleheader Tuesday, he was able to go the distance.
Sean Manaea earned the win Thursday against Detroit, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and zero walks.
After a rough first appearance for Manaea on the season, he has registered back-to-back starts where he has thrown six strong innings. His zero walks Thursday were also a great sign.
Sean Manaea earned a no-decision Friday against the Astros, allowing one (earned) run on six hits over six innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
Manaea looked far more sharp against the Astros in this game in comparison to his first start of the season against Houston. The lone Astros run came in the fourth inning on an RBI groundout by Kyle Tucker. Manaea is currently scheduled to pitch next against the Tigers.
Sean Manaea took the loss against the Astros on Sunday, going 4.2 innings allowing five runs (all earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Manaea was hit pretty hard by Houston right away. Chad Pinder saved Manaea right at the start making a nice catch against the wall on a hard hit ball by Jose Altuve. Kyle Tucker followed that up with a home run to give the Astros an early 1-0 lead. The Astros added another two runs in each of the next two innings on a home run by Jason Castro and double by Yuli Gurriel. Manaea will look to bounce back against this same Astros team on April 9.
Sean Manaea avoids arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, signing a one-year, $5.95 million contract.
Manaea went 4-3 last season with a 4.50 ERA, 45 strikeouts, and a 1.204 WHIP. Manaea looks to go back into his spot in the starting rotation for the Oakland Athletics.