Will last summer’s trade lead the Texas Rangers to the World Series? Transfer student Jordan Montgomery’s run continues.
Texas held Game 1 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 16th (Korean time).
On this day, Texas won 2-0 thanks to a scoreless fight by Montgomery, who was the starting pitcher. He led the team to victory in the most important first game of the short-term war.
In particular, it appears that it will be a great help to Texas that the Houston batting line, which showed tremendous power in the division series, was silenced without scoring any points.
Here was Montgomery’s fight. Montgomery threw 90 batters (60 strikes) in 6 1/3 innings on this day, allowing 5 hits and no runs. 6 strikeouts.
Montgomery faced a crisis with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases in the 3rd inning with 2 outs and a 1-0 lead in the most important first inning, but he prevented the run by striking out Jordan Alvarez.
Also, Montgomery faced the biggest crisis of the game in the 4th inning. With 2 outs and 3 hits in a row, the team faced a crisis with 2 outs and the bases loaded. A crisis that could easily lead to a massive loss of goals.
However, Montgomery did not lose his composure and struck out Martin Maldonado to preserve the 1-0 lead. The biggest watershed in the game that day.
Afterwards, Montgomery retired the 5th and 6th innings with three outs, then handed the mound to Josh Sbotz in the 7th inning with one out and no runner on base. A scoreless fight against Houston’s strong team.메이저놀이터
The Texas relief staff allowed no runs over the remaining 2 2/3 innings, preserving the team’s 2-0 victory. As a result, Montgomery became the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Accordingly, Montgomery earned his second win this postseason, following 7 scoreless innings in the wild card series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Montgomery is a left-handed starting pitcher traded from the St. Louis Cardinals last summer. After the transfer, he pitched 67 2/3 innings in 11 games, recording 4 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.79.
Montgomery, who recorded a career-high ERA of 3.20 during the regular season, is leading Texas to victory with outstanding performance in the postseason.