"Trout DM'd me and said congrats," Manaea said. "I thought that was pretty cool."
Two days removed from pitching the seventh no-hitter in Oakland A's history, Manaea is still sorting through 200-plus messages on his phone, plus dozens more on Twitter and Instagram. The congratulatory notes continued Monday, when Manaea was named American League co-Player of the Week with Baltimore's Manny Machado.
"I think that's pretty exciting and obviously well-deserved," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "Machado must've had a heckuva week if he tied Manaea."
Machado went bonkers at the plate, batting .500 with five home runs and eight RBIs over six games to earn the award for the fourth time in his career. Manaea's doings, of course, were historical.
It was the first no-hitter by an A's pitcher since Dallas Braden orchestrated a perfect game against the Rays on May 9, 2010. Manaea did it against the red-hot Red Sox, who claimed wins in 17 of their first 19 games before dropping two straight to the A's.
Manaea baffled Boston's hitters, striking out 10 in what was also the first complete game of his career. The 26-year-old has since been reliving the momentous memory in his head, freely admitting that he can't stop watching the highlights.
Only on Sunday, after a late arrival in Texas, was Manaea finally able to get the sleep that eluded him the night of the no-hitter.
"It's been crazy," he said. "Everybody is super excited and pouring on the love. It's awesome seeing all the support I have back home and all the places I've been to. It's pretty awesome hearing from all the people I've met throughout the years because of baseball.
"I'm just trying to soak it in and relive that moment, but there's going to come a time when I gotta start moving on. I'm not going to say I'm not going to watch it again, because I am most likely, but it's starting to get to a point where I got to focus on the Astros."