Jordan Montgomery has quietly become one of the game’s most reliable starters.
The veteran left-hander began the season with the St. Louis Cardinals, but was ultimately traded to the Texas Rangers at the deadline.
Since joining the Rangers, Montgomery has enjoyed a nice run.
The 30-year-old is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.74 in his four starts with the Rangers, and in all of those starts, he has pitched at least six innings and allowed two or fewer runs.
On Monday, he fired eight shutout innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing just four hits, walking one batter and striking out six.
On Twitter, Bob Nightengale pointed out just how dominant Montgomery has been since joining the Rangers.
Jordan Montgomery has been sensational since being traded to the #Rangers from the #STLCards.
He pitched eight shutout innings tonight against the #Dbacks in his no-decision.
He is 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA, pitching at least 6 IP and yielding two or fewer runs in his four Texas starts
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 22, 2023
Montgomery has put together a solid 2023 season.
He was traded from the Cardinals to the Rangers on July 30.
In 25 starts between St. Louis and Texas, the veteran lefty is 8-10 with an ERA of 3.12 over 147 innings of work.
He also has struck out 134 batters and posted a WHIP of 1.20.
Montgomery is a free agent at the end of the season and should garner plenty of interest.
But this is a solid run the left-hander has been on since joining the Rangers.
Texas is pointed towards the postseason, and Montgomery should be a valuable piece of their starting rotation as the playoffs unfold.
His recent resurgence is a good sign for the Rangers as they approach the stretch run of the season.
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