Alek Manoah made his MLB debut final week underneath one of the crucial high-pressure environments; on the highway towards the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium, one of the crucial inhospitable environments for a visiting participant.
That didn’t appear to faze the 23-year-old as he pitched six innings of shutout baseball towards the Yankees, making the second finest beginning pitching debut by a Blue Jays pitcher in franchise historical past.
As a lot as Manoah was the discuss of baseball final week, his mom Susana stole the present as she and the Manoah household cheered loud and proud for Alek.
This week, Manoah’s private cheering part made the trek to close by Buffalo as Susana and the Manoahs witnessed his second large league begin towards the Miami Marlins.
Alek Manoah’s mother has returned! pic.twitter.com/kI8lbzSPPN
— Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) June 2, 2021
Following his first sport in a Blue Jays uniform, Manoah headed reward upon the matriarch of his household.
“She’s my inspiration. She teaches me methods to work onerous daily. She teaches me methods to hold going. She teaches me methods to compete,” Manoah mentioned in a post-game interview with Sportsnet.
“I could not be extra grateful. It is all for them.”
An emotional @Alek_Manoah47 joined @thehazelmae to speak about his spectacular MLB debut for the @BlueJays and the way a lot his household’s assist means to him. #BlueJaysOnSN pic.twitter.com/75KU3AZanB
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 27, 2021