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Mariners send Montgomery to minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed starter Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled reliever Mayckol Guaipe. Montgomery was 4-6 with 4.60 ERA in 16 starts for Seattle. He lasted just 1 1-3 innings against Oakland on Tuesday and was charged with five runs and seven hits. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon expects the rookie to work out his command issues...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Is the Real Mike Montgomery?

Every year, a number of starting pitchers seemingly come out of nowhere to become significant contributors at the major-league level. Sometimes, like in the case of, say, Jacob deGrom, the sudden evolution at the major-league level is real and sustainable. In the case of the majority of these short-term success stories, the league adjusts, the pitcher is unable to, and either disappears...
Via Fangraphs
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Montgomery solid into 6th, Mariners beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday. Coming off two straight shutouts, Montgomery (4-2) gave up one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Montgomery was trying to join Randy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to pitch three consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Mike Montgomery and Taijuan Walker

There’s a lot of buzz about how well two members of the Mariners rotation have pitched. Those pitchers are Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery. Of the two I believe one of the breakouts has a shot at being legitimate and other looks like a fluke. Mike Montgomery In Montgomery’s last two starts he’s been fantastic – against the Royals and Padres, respectively, with two complete...
Via Baseball Professor
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners Half Sweep the only team that hits worse than them

Mike Montgomery mowing down Padres The Mariners got the week off to a very good start, with a pair of shutout wins in sweeping the San Diego Padres.  Well, really only half a sweep as it was only 2 games but we will take what we can get.  The games were dominated by pitching although there was a bit of offense to go with it. In the first game on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery threw...
Via Seattle Side Up!
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Mike Montgomery goes full monty– twice

In 164 minor league games, Mike Montgomery had zero complete game shutouts. In six major league games, he has two– both in his last two starts. It isn’t beginner’s luck anymore, it’s just a rookie that’s pitching well for a team that desperately needs him to. Or, as the Mariners’ twitter account puts it, it’s #MoneyMonty. Back-to-back shutouts is awfully impressive...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Montgomery A Pleasant Surprise For The Seattle Mariners

It’s been a long road to the big leagues for Mike Montgomery. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the 36th pick in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft, Montgomery toiled through 842.1 innings in three minor league systems before getting the call this year. He was packaged with Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi by the Royals in order to acquire two decent seasons of James Shields...
Via Baseball Essential
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners' rookie Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout

  Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Tuesday night. Making his sixth major league start, Montgomery opened the seventh by getting Justin Upton on a fly to left. Yangervis Solarte hit Montgomery's next pitch into the left-field...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lloyd McClendon Ejected, Goes Around Diamond To Argue With Umps (Video)

Lloyd McClendon got his money’s worth and then some on Tuesday night. The fiery Seattle Mariners manager is known for some of the greatest manager blowups in baseball history, and he added to that in a big way with his team taking on the New York Yankees. In the process, he sent a pretty loud message that he has his team’s back. Mike Montgomery was on the mound for Seattle and...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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