On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals were in cruise control as they led the Chicago White Sox 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
However, after the White Sox added a run, left-hander Jordan Montgomery was pulled from the game with an apparent hamstring injury, leaving Cardinals fans holding their breaths and fearing the worst.
Montgomery is set for an appointment with a team doctor on Sunday.
However, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest provided a positive update on Montgomery and his hamstring issue.
Hayes spoke with Montgomery, who said that his hamstring currently feels just fine and that he doesn’t believe it will be a problem going forward.
Jordan Montgomery on his right hamstring: “it feels really good, I don’t think it’s going to be a problem”. He’ll get it checked out by the team doctor in the STL tonight. #STLCards
— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnBallyTV) July 9, 2023
This is encouraging news for the Cardinals.
Montgomery has been the team’s best pitcher this season.
He was acquired at the deadline last year from the New York Yankees in exchange for Harrison Bader.
With the Cardinals being well out of contention, it’s very possible that the left-hander could be dealt again at this year’s deadline.
If healthy, he may be able to bring back a solid return for St. Louis as they begin to retool for 2024.
Montgomery got through 4.1 innings against the White Sox on Friday before ultimately being pulled.
This season, the left-hander owns a record of 6-7 with an ERA of 3.23 over 103 innings of work.
The 30-year-old has also struck out 96 batters and owns a 1.22 WHIP in his 18 starts this season.
The Cardinals will likely know more after Montgomery’s appointment with team doctors, but it appears as though it may not be as severe as the team had feared.NEXT: Cardinals Insider Points Out A Grim Fact This Week