‘This is how I wanna pitch’
After 5 hitless innings on Wednesday, Jordan Montgomery now has 9 innings under his belt this spring. He’s enabled 4 hits and one made run while starting out 7 and strolling 2.
He won’t have a 1.00 AGE all season long, however Montgomery is going to play a crucial function this season, wanting to make it through his very first complete season given that his novice year in 2017 where he pitched to a 3.88 AGE in 29 starts. That effort made him sixth-place honors because year’s AL Novice of the Year ballot.
“This is how I wanna pitch. I hold myself to a pretty high expectation, came in feeling good. Just trying to stay right where I’m at,” Montgomery informed press reporters after his trip on Wednesday.
Montgomery stated he had “a lot of confidence” after Wednesday’s efficiency, as he closed down what was quite near to heaven Jays’ Opening Day lineup.
Montgomery made 10 starts in the shortened 60-game season in 2015 — the second-most of his profession. However after going through Tommy John surgical treatment in 2018, and missing out on the majority of that and the 2019 season, Montgomery stated he is really beginning to “have a little more faith in [his] arm.”
“Definitely better mechanics. Better rhythm, better tempo,” Montgomery stated. “I’m getting to the same spot consistently. And I have a little more faith in my arm, so I can kind of just whip it through.
“It just gets to a point where you’re back to normal, you just go through your delivery, get your arm up, and throw the ball. I think I’m starting to get back to there and just feel good where I’m at.”
Montgomery believes he’s back to his 2017 kind for the long-term. And if closing down the Rays in a removal video game in 2015, and this spring’s numbers, are indications of what’s to come, the Yankees remain in good condition.
“I’m in a respectable area today. I’m simply attempting to keep discovering my pace and keep reproducing my shipment. The more I do that, the more I’m gonna… carry out more pitches.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.