Author: Ethan Sands
Published on: 2022-05-14 18:35:58
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ATLANTA — A day after their two teams combined to put up 17 runs, Sean Manaea and Charlie Morton faced off in a pitchers’ duel on Saturday at Truist Park. But when the game turned to the bullpen, both teams’ offenses began an assault and Manaea got the short end of the stick in San Diego’s 6-5 loss.
The 30-year-old struck out 12 batters — just one shy from his career high — over seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He produced the seventh-best whiff rate of his career (including the postseason), inducing 23 whiffs on 60 swings (38 percent).
“That’s some of the best pitching I’ve ever seen from [Manaea],” Morton said. “He had a lot of swing and miss, and he worked deep into the game. To pull a win out of that after watching Sean do what he did today, that’s huge.”
After giving up a solo homer to…