Yankees finally get a big pitching performance from disappointing trade acquisition

Ryan Moran
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Aug 29, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Frankie Montas (47) throws to the plate in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, in his sixth start since being acquired by the New York Yankees, Frankie Montas got a win. With the Yankees struggling to score runs as of late, they needed a quality start from Montas.

Frankie Montas’ quality five-inning start:

In yesterday’s 2-1 victory, Montas went five allowing just one hit, no walks or runs, and striking out seven. In comparison to his first five outings as a Yankee, this way by far Montas’ best start yet.

Montas had allowed at least two runs in all five of his Yankee starts. With the Yankees getting just two runs across yesterday, that would not have been enough from Montas. While it took a month, they finally got what they needed from Montas in a game. Ideally, he builds on this start going into the home stretch.

While Montas has a 5-11 record, his ERA and strikeout totals for the 2022 season are more than respectable. Montas has a 3.79 earned run average, ranking him 37th in baseball. His 136 punch-outs also place him in the top 40 of baseball, tied for 39th.

This start from Montas may just provide the Yankees with the resurgence they need desperately in the win column. After dropping the first two with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees saw their division lead drop to four games.

Yesterday’s victory not only avoided a sweep against the second-place team in the division but got the lead back up to five games.