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Jordan Montgomery grew to become the primary Texas Rangers pitcher in historical past with a number of postseason begins of six-plus scoreless innings Sunday, per the MLB’s Sarah Langs.
His 6.1-inning shutout helped lead the Rangers to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Recreation 1 of the American League Championship Collection.
Montgomery earned reward from followers when he stranded three runners on base with a clutch strikeout within the backside of the fourth.
Jordan Montgomery is performing some work… method to pitch out of bases loaded. #GoAndTakeIt
Matthew Perez @MatthewPerez215
Jordan Montgomery is a foul man! Placing out Maldonado with the bases loaded 😅
Ian 😇 🧀 @angelsfan270
Jordan Montgomery has nerves of metal getting out of a bases loaded jam in Houston so casually like that
Montgomery completed his outing having struck out six batters whereas permitting 5 hits and no runs by way of 6.1 shutout innings.
Are we achieved but? @nomoremulligans
Mike Cohen @Sir_MikeyC
Since when did Jordan Montgomery flip right into a postseason pitching machine?
Montgomery additionally pitched Recreation 2 of the ALDS in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles final Sunday. In that final begin, he threw 4 innings and allowed 9 hits, 5 runs and one stroll whereas placing out two.
Sunday’s dominance was extra just like Montgomery’s efficiency in Recreation 1 of the AL Wild Card Collection. That was when the left-hander shut out the Tampa Bay Rays for seven innings by placing out 5 batters whereas permitting six hits and no walks.
Montgomery’s shutout performances in opposition to the Rays and Astros have led New York Yankees followers with no group within the postseason race to lament the Yankees dealing Montgomery for Harrison Bader in 2022.
The Yankees waived Bader in August.
Nurd.Informal: As Himself @Only_Tony_
Yankees actually gave up Jordan Montgomery for WHAT?? 😑 pic.twitter.com/pk0qake0NR
Jason Web page @TheBackPage
Remind me once more… what did the Yankees get for Jordan Montgomery?
Oh yeah… A man they launched late this summer season.
I wish to throw my Macbook by way of my tv.#ALCS
Pleasant reminder that Brian Cashman did not assume Jordan Montgomery was ok to pitch for the Yankees within the playoffs.
Jordan Montgomery implausible efficiency and retains on making the Yankees look dangerous 💪💪
The Rangers tackle the Astros once more for Recreation 2 Monday in Houston. Nathan Eovaldi is slated to begin for Texas.