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Alek Manoah wins AL Pitcher of the Month Award
Alek Manoah emerged as the Blue Jays’ go-to pitcher this season and alongside Kevin Gausman, these two formed one of the best one-two punches in the American League.
While Bichette gained a lot of headlines for his play in September, Manoah also shined during the late stages of the season, starting six games in the month with the Blue Jays winning five of those contests. He authored a 0.88 ERA through 41.0 innings while allowing just four earned runs and striking out 33. He limited opposing batters to a .162 average during that month as well.
For his efforts, Manoah was awarded the AL Pitcher of the Month for September and also enters the Blue Jays record books, throwing the lowest ERA within a single month, besting Roger Clemens by 0.01.
Overall, the 6’6″ right-hander finished the year with a 2.24 ERA through 31 starts with 180 strikeouts through 196.2 innings, rightfully earning the role of ace by the end of the year. He will likely end up with some Cy Young votes this offseason as well.