The Yankees have decided that it is time to give Jaime Garcia a break. The Bronx Bomber will skip him in the rotation. They have chosen to insert one Jordan Montgomery (Gumby) in his rotation spot.
Yankees have decided to pass up Jaime Garcia next start. Jamie has not pitched very well since being acquired from Minnesota, in a deadline trade. In August, he has a 5.11 ERA. Garcia is yet to get a win for the Pinstripers. Jamie has yet to go five full innings.
Jordan Montgomery takes Garcia’s next turn in the rotation. He has pitched three times against the Orioles this season. Going 1-1 with 20 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.31. Garcia pitched once before in the band box known as Camden Yard. During that outing, he allowed five runs but did get the win for the Cardinals.
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Montgomery is on an apparent inning restriction and will toe the rubber against one of the hottest Wild Card Contenders. Baltimore is 1.5 games out of the last wild card spot and is 8-2 during the last ten games. Buck Showalter has those birds flying high and looking to make up some ground in the playoff chase.
Gumby is facing a team, that has a slash line of .274/.323/.455 and 52 home runs against left-handed pitching. This is a hazardous team that has employed a six man rotation. The bullpen and rotation have an ERA of 4.12 during August. Buck as always has figured out a way to make them a contender.
The Bronx Bombers need to win this series, as they head towards the playoffs. It starts in Baltimore. They need to win at least two out of three during this critical series. With all contenders for the Wild Card, they must put as much distance as possible between them.
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