Connect with us

Sportswire

Jordan Montgomery shares how Yankees misused him

There was perhaps no trade deadline deal that has had more of an impact this season than the St. Louis Cardinals-New York Yankees trade that sent Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis. The day of the August 2 deadline, the Yankees dealt Montgomery to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader. Bader was injured at the time of…

The post Jordan Montgomery shares how Yankees misused him appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Jordan Montgomery throwing a pitch

Sep 2, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (48) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

There was perhaps no trade deadline deal that has had more of an impact this season than the St. Louis Cardinals-New York Yankees trade that sent Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis.

The day of the August 2 deadline, the Yankees dealt Montgomery to the Cardinals for Harrison Bader. Bader was injured at the time of the trade, and the outfielder has just now begun a rehab assignment in the minors. Meanwhile, Montgomery has been the best pitcher in MLB since the trade. He is 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA in seven starts with St. Louis.

The southpaw pitcher appeared in an interview with the “R2C2” podcast between Ryan Ruocco and CC Sabathia last week. In the interview, Montgomery shared how the Yankees mishandled him. Apparently the Yankees told Montgomery he didn’t have a very good fastball, and limited his use of the pitch.

“I didn’t really have much faith in my heater at the Yankees,” Montgomery said during his interview. “I’d been told that it wasn’t that good compared to my other pitches, and if I was gonna get hit, it was gonna be on a curveball or a changeup, which isn’t how you can pitch.”

Montgomery said that opposing hitters knew he would only throw slow stuff with two strikes, so they could take those pitches. He also says he’s now more aggressive and able to pitch inside with his fastball, which the Yankees discouraged for him.

Despite feeling like the Yankees misused him, Montgomery says the Yankees treated him well.

“The Yankees were good to me for seven years,” Montgomery said. “I always thought I was going to be a Yankee lifer.”

Now, Montgomery has a new home with St. Louis, and things are going quite well there.

The post Jordan Montgomery shares how Yankees misused him appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...