Yankees fall, 1-0, in Jordan Montgomery’s stellar revenge sport
ST. LOUIS — Jordan Montgomery by no means imagined this. Sure, he’d face the Yankees sluggers in spring coaching or in stay batting practices, however the lefthander by no means really thought of what it will be prefer to face the Yankees lineup.
“I used to think I would be a Yankee lifer,” Montgomery stated Friday, three days after the Bombers traded him to the Cardinals and on the eve of getting to face his former teammates.
Saturday evening, Montgomery turned the web page on the Yankees by pitching 5 scoreless inning in opposition to them because the Cardinals shut out the Yankees 1-0 in entrance of 48,581, the most important crowd ever at Busch Stadium.
The Yankees (70-38) have misplaced 4 straight and dropped back-to-back collection for the primary time this season. It was the seven collection loss total this season and with the Astros dropping earlier within the day to the Guardians, the Bombers nonetheless maintain the perfect reecord within the American league — however simply barely. They stay atop the AL East, however the Blue Jays are beginning to shut the hole.
It was simply the seventh time this season the Yankees have been shut out. The final was July 3 in Cleveland. It was simply the fifth time this season they misplaced when holding the opponent to 2 runs or much less.
In an ungainly first inning, Montgomery gave up a one-out single to Aaron Judge after which walked Josh Donaldson. He came upon simply how good the protection behind him is when Nolan Arenado made a terrific cease on Gleyber Torres’ floor out to start out an inning-ending double play.
From there all former allegiances gave the impression to be behind him. He gave up a single to Kyle Higashioka and that was it the remainder of the evening.
“He’d been a rock for us. YThe last few seasons since he had the Tommy John surgery in 2018 and did a good job coming back and 20 had a good outing in the postseason. For us and 20. It really had a really strong year for us. Last year was consistent and reliable. And he’s continued to build on that this year,” Boone stated of Montgomery. “He’s a really good pitcher. Takes a lot of pride in what he does and takes a lot of pride in taking the ball but he’d been really solid for us my entire time here before the injury and post injury and he’s gotten a little bit better and better.”
He was adequate, earlier than being eliminated for cramping on the recent and humid evening, to proceed to fluster the Yankees offense. After going 3-for-11 with runners in scoring place on Friday, they didn’t get that many alternatives in opposition to Montgomery or the Cardinals bullpen. In one other twist of irony it was Giovanny Gallegos, the right-hander the Yankees despatched to St. Louis as a part of the deal for Luke Voit in 2018, who slammed the door on them within the ninth.
Only Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka managed to get hits on Saturday for the Bombers, who have been homerless for the second straight sport and simply the second time in 21 video games. Both have been singles.
Domingo German is pitching for his place on this crew. With the addition of Frankie Montas and, when Luis Severino will get again from the injured record, his spot within the rotation will probably be gone. He wants to indicate he could be efficient for them to consider placing him within the bullpen.
The 30-year-old made a good case.
He gave the Yankees 5 innings, holding the Cardinals to a run on 4 hits. He didn’t stroll a batter and struck out three.
The right-hander gave up a two-out double to Paul Goldschmidt and an RBI single to Nolan Arenado within the first inning. He acquired some assist with an amazing throw by Tim Locastro on Goldschmidt’s second double of the evening, serving to get Nolan Gorman on the plate to stop a run.
Ron Marinaccio gave the Yankees 0.2 scoreless and Lou Trivino 1.1 with out giving up a run. Aroldis Chapman labored round a stroll to get via the eighth inning.
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