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Mike Montgomery | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mariners optioned LHP Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma.
Montgomery has faded after a nice start, posting a 13.17 ERA over his last four starts. He'll be back when rosters expand, but it might not be as a starter. Aug 30 - 11:18 AM

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Mike Montgomery gave up five runs in only 1 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the Mariners overcame the Athletics on Tuesday.

The Mariners jumped on Montgomery for a run in the first inning and four in the second, ending his evening earlier than he expected. The lefty, overall, allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out zero. He's had two disaster starts out of his most recent three outings, sending his ERA up to 4.60 with a 1.43 WHIP and a 64/37 K/BB ratio over 90 innings. Montgomery will attempt to rebound in a road start versus the White Sox next.
Aug 26 - 1:41 AM

Mike Montgomery supplied a quality start in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Rangers, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings.

Montgomery struggled with his control, issuing four walks during his time on the mound. He surrendered RBI singles to Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus in the first inning and exited the frame holding a 3-0 deficit, but settled in and did not allow a run the rest of the way. The owner of a 4.16 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, he'll face off with the A's in a home date next Tuesday.
Aug 19 - 4:50 PM

Mike Montgomery was shelled in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing nine runs on 10 hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Montgomery had nothing from the beginning, surrendering three runs in the first inning and another six in the third. Four of the runs were driven in via two-run homers by Rusney Castillo and Travis Shaw. The outing moved Montgomery's ERA from a cushy 3.25 mark to a less shiny 4.14 He'll try to bounce back from this one in a Wednesday afternoon road date with the Rangers next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 14 - 10:57 PM

Mike Montgomery pitched well but came away with a no-decision in Saturday's contest with the Twins, as he allowed one run on four hits over six innings.

Montgomery struck out six and walked two in the contest. He was actually in line to earn a tough 2-1 win, but the Mariner bullpen self-destructed and allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Montgomery struggled with the home run in July, allowing seven taters over the month, but the problem did not rear its head on Saturday. He'll take a 3.07 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start, a home outing against the Rangers.
Aug 1 - 11:46 PM

Mike Montgomery picked up a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings as the Mariners lost in 10 innings to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Montgomery allowed two solo home runs: to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, and to Welington Castillo in the second. The D'backs tacked on an extra run in the second, helped by a Brad Miller fielding error. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and four walks while striking out five. Despite a solid 3.20 ERA, Montgomery has battled control issues and a proneness to home runs lately: he has walked 13 batters and allowed seven home runs in 26 innings in July. He'll aim for improvement over the weekend when he faces the Twins on the road.
Jul 28 - 1:49 AM

Mike Montgomery surrendered eight runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

All eight runs scored in the third inning. Nick Castellanos struck the big blow with a grand slam, accounting for the first four runs. Montgomery allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out two in a nightmarish performance. The lefty has otherwise been solid in 10 starts, sporting a 3.25 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 45/21 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. Montgomery will attempt to rebound next week at home versus the Diamondbacks.
Jul 22 - 10:27 PM

Mike Montgomery yielded three runs over six innings and struck out nine batters Friday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Montgomery gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Chris Young) and three walks. His line could have looked worse, but he managed to induce a double play to get out of a jam in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old has posted a 2.51 ERA across nine starts since joining Seattle's rotation in early June. He lines up for a start against the Tigers next week on the road.
Jul 17 - 10:12 PM

Mike Montgomery finally turned in a lousy outing Friday, giving up five runs in five innings against the Angels.

He was due a clunker one of these days. It's just the second time in eight starts that Montgomery has allowed more than two runs, and it was also his shortest start to date. He still takes a nice 2.29 ERA with him into the break. He'll probably face the Yankees when play resumes; it's either that or Detroit and it'd certainly make more sense to let him face the lefty heavy lineup.
Jul 11 - 1:21 AM

Mike Montgomery continued to pitch well in Sunday's win over the A's, surrendering one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Montgomery had posted back-to-back complete game shutouts entering Sunday. While he didn't pitch to that level against the A's, he held his own, striking out two, walking one and allowing just a solo home run to Sam Fuld in the third inning. He has been fantastic over his first seven starts, pitching to a 1.62 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Next up on the schedule, a home start against the Angels.
Jul 5 - 6:59 PM

Mike Montgomery flashed terrific stuff in a shutout of the Padres on Tuesday, losing a bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning.

Montgomery has been on fire since debuting in the majors for the first time at the beginning of June. On Tuesday, he brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but lost it with one out when Yangervis Solarte doubled. It was the only hit he allowed in nine innings along with four walks and seven strikeouts. Montgomery now has tossed back-to-back shutouts. The left-hander, through six starts, owns a stellar 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. He'll start in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Jul 1 - 12:35 AM

Mike Montgomery struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout Tuesday against the Royals.

Mike Montgomery! Who knew? The former Royals prospect, who was part of the Wil Myers-James Shields trade, was looked at as a reliever by the Rays this spring before being traded to the Mariners for Erasmo Ramirez. Give the Mariners some credit for the pickup, but it's not like they knew what they had here when they left him in Triple-A for the first two months of the season. Montgomery has a 2.05 ERA in five starts since his callup. He struck out just 12 batters in his first four starts, but he was missing bats tonight. He can't be this good, but he's showing enough to suggest that he'll be a fourth or fifth starter going forward.
Jun 24 - 12:55 AM

Mike Montgomery surrendered four runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

He struck out one and walked two. Acquired in March from the Rays in exchange for Erasmo Ramirez, Montgomery has been surprisingly effective over his first four starts, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. He's pitching over his head however, most obviously apparent in that 12/8 K/BB rate in 26-plus innings. Montgomery may finally see the clock strike midnight when he gets the Royals next time around.
Jun 19 - 1:04 AM

Mike Montgomery tossed a quality start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits over six innings.

Montgomery's offensive teammates made this easy for the pitcher, as they scored five runs in the first inning and another three in the third. The Astros wouldn't touch Montgomery until a ground-rule double by George Springer in the fifth inning, which merely acted as a cosmetic run (it made the score 8-1). Montgomery has pitched well in his three starts this season following a June 2 call-up. We don't like him quite as much as his 1.89 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, but at this point, he's an interesting option for deeper AL-only formats. We'll hold off on recommending him for mixed league play until we see this a few more times, though. He'll try to keep his good roll going in a home start against the Giants next Thursday.
Jun 13 - 7:48 PM

Mike Montgomery pitched very well in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, hurling seven innings of two-run ball.

This was Montgomery's second start in the majors. Both outings have been strong ones. He threw 98 pitches (62 strikes) against the Rays, with a run scoring in the first inning via an RBI single by Logan Forsythe and another coming in the seventh on a solo homer by Mikie Mahtook. Despite the solid work, Montgomery was saddled with the loss thanks to a red-hot Chris Archer. In Triple-A, he held a 3.74 ERA and 47/15 K/BB ratio in 53 innings before being called up. If he continues to start, the 25-year-old southpaw could be useful in deeper leagues, particularly deeper AL-only formats. The Astros are up next on his schedule unless the Mariners announce differently.
Jun 7 - 7:12 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jesus Sucre
2John Hicks
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Jesus Montero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Roenis Elias
6Edgar Olmos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tom Wilhelmsen
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Joe Beimel
5David Rollins
6Mayckol Guaipe
7Rob Rasmussen
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Kensing