Today’s game of New York Yankees and Astros was one of the most exciting and dominating wins for the team. They humiliated Astros 4-0, leaving little scope for the team to recover from this damage. However, starter Jordan Montgomery got injured after throwing just seven pitches in the game. He suffered an injury on his throwing elbow, after which he could not become a part of the victory.
After the game, skipper Aaron Boone said, “Monty’s in a pretty good frame of mind,” suggesting that he is hopeful that the injury isn’t significant enough to keep him out of the game for long.
Montgomery said that he is not much concerned about his injury and will be missing one start at most. The team soon announced that the starter had been evaluated by Dr. Chris Ahmad and the injury isn’t significant. He will be returning to play for the Yankees again on Wednesday. He was official diagnosed with tightness of the left elbow. He was also seen flexing his arm during his seven pitches, showing some signs of discomfort. He confirmed that the exact location of his injury is an area of muscle “just below his elbow on the back of his arm.”
He had been struggling with this problem for over two days but he thought that he will be able to “kind of throw through it” in the game. So, he went under additional treatment and exercises to fix the problem. However, the game wasn’t as sweet for him as he started facing discomfort in the same areas again. The player has had problems with his forearm, experiencing tightness in the past as well. However, he mentioned that he isn’t sure if this is the same area of injury.
He said, “No need to keep throwing through something like this when maybe it can be a quick fix. “[But] it’s not like I’m hurting really that bad. Just kind of enough to be there and kind of scare you a little bit.”
The game started well for the Yankee as he retired the Astros in the seven pitches he bowled. He first flew out George Springer to the right, then Jose Altuve grounded out to the third. He then quickly got Carlos Correa out. Commenting on his performance, he said, “Yeah, that’s probably been the best inning I’ve had this year. “I was kind of laying off it a little bit, and you never want to do that.”
The velocity of his fastballs wasn’t matching up to his previous performances. In fact, they remained in the upper 80s, but never quite hit the 90s. He later explained that he had started feeling that something was wrong with his arm when he started to pitch. He entered the start with a 3.76 ERA and a 2-0 record.
After the game, Boone said that Montgomery will be rotated for Domingo German on Sunday. German also replaced him in the second inning on Tuesday, after injury called Montgomery out of the game. However, even as a replacement, he played four innings and struck out four, maintaining a good pace too.