The New York Mets took the first game of the short Subway Series on Tuesday night, 6-3, against the New York Yankees.
Left-handed starter Jordan Montgomery, who has been excellent all year for the Yankees, had a night to forget at Citi Field.
He ended up conceding five runs (four earned) on five hits and a walk.
He struck out three hitters, but allowed two homers and four extra-base hits in total.
He had been so good in the rest of the year that even with the stinker, his ERA stands at 3.50 and his WHIP is a solid 1.08.
The Mets, however, figured him out pretty easily.
He was particularly hittable in the first inning, something that hasn’t happened much this season.
“Jordan Montgomery in 1st Inning This Season: First 19 games – 6 Runs, 4 XBH. July 26 vs Mets – 4 Runs, 4 XBH,” MLB stats guru Katie Sharp tweeted.
Jordan Montgomery in 1st Inning This Season
First 19 games – 6 Runs, 4 XBH
July 26 vs Mets – 4 Runs, 4 XBH
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) July 26, 2022
Montgomery Didn’t Quite Have His A-Game On Tuesday Night
Evidently, Montgomery has been excellent in the first inning for much of the 2022 campaign, allowing just six runs in total before last night’s disaster.
It happens to everybody, even top starters like him, especially against top lineups at home, like the Mets.
The two teams will play again on Wednesday: the Mets will go for the mini-sweep with Max Scherzer on the mound.
The Bombers, on the other hand, will counter with Domingo German, who was battered last week in his first start of the year after suffering shoulder issues for months.
It’s not a good matchup for the Yankees on paper, but they will do their best to avoid losing both games at Citi Field before hosting the Kansas City Royals for a weekend series.