Blue Jays pitcher Alex Manoah blowing on a bunt to try and make it go foul. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alex Manoah blowing on a bunt to try and make it go foul. Photo Credit: SportsNet

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah has had a rough go of it this season, coming into Monday’s game with a 5.46 ERA on the year. That only got worse in a disastrous start against the Houston Astros, which included a hilarious moment where Manoah tried to blow a bunt foul to no avail.

Manoah allowed a leadoff single to Mauricio Dubón, which brought star shortstop Jeremy Peña to the plate.

Peña laid down a bunt to try and get the runner over to second base, but it ended up being even better than that. It was the perfectly placed bunt, hugging the foul line but not going over it.

Manoah did everything in his power to try and make it go foul, watching it the entire way. He eventually even got on his hands and knees to try and blow it into foul territory, but it came to a stop in fair play resulting in a bunt single for Peña.

Many around the MLB world took notice of the hilarious play and offered their reaction on social media.

Things would go on to get far worse for Manoah. He would go on to allow six runs in the inning, including a grand slam from Astros outfielder Corey Julks. He would be pulled later in the inning after only recording one out.

Manoah’s struggles this season are certainly disappointing for Blue Jays fans considering he was one of the best pitchers in baseball last season. He recorded a 2.24 ERA last year which earned him his first and only All-Star Game appearance thus far in his three-year MLB career.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.