Picture courtesy of MMO contributor Gordon Donovan.
Some people believe that we were put on this planet to serve a purpose. They believe that we were all put here for a reason. Well if that is the case, Rafael Montero was put on this planet for one reason: to pitch.
Montero was going through the Trenton Thunder lineup with surgical precision tonight, prompting this tweet from Trenton’s beat writer Matt Kardos:
In my three seasons of covering minor league baseball, tonight’s effort by Rafael Montero is the most impressive that ive seen
— Matt Kardos ⚾ (@mattkardos) May 8, 2013
Montero was incredible over six innings of work, striking out five consecutive hitters at one point. Montero was painting the corners and was working fast. He was in a rhythm, and the Trenton hitters were doing very little to break that rhythm. They let Montero work at his own pace, and it was a major advantage tonight.
Through his first six innings of work, Montero had thrown 74 pitches, 55 for strikes. He gav...