Montgomery (6-4) allowed just a single run on five hits and a walk while striking out eight batters through seven innings during Monday's win over the White Sox. Montgomery continues to provide serviceable fantasy numbers, as he owns a 3.53 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 for the season. Additionally, with a high-powered offense providing run support, he should remain a solid source of wins. The rookie lefty projects to face the Astros at Minute Maid Park in his next start, and it isn't out of the question to fade Montgomery in that daunting matchup.
Montgomery (5-4) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Angels. He struck out five. It wasn't the sharpest outing for the rookie left-hander, but Montgomery has now won three straight decisions and has a 2.96 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB through 24.1 innings in four June starts. He'll get a tough challenge Monday on the road against a White Sox squad that leads the league in wOBA against southpaws.
Montgomery allowed four runs over 5.2 innings Thursday against the A's. He struck out five, walked one and gave up two home runs. It was the most runs Montgomery had given up since May 18, and his no-decision snapped a two-start win streak for him. The rookie allowed multiple home runs in one game for the first time in his career. Over his last three starts (18.2 innings), the left-hander has allowed six runs with 18 strikeouts and six walks.
Montgomery (4-4) pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday against the Orioles, striking out eight and walking one. Montgomery's lone blemish on the evening was surrendering a second-inning, two-run shot to Jonathan Schoop. Other than that, the left-hander was solid. The 24-year-old has not given up more than two runs in any of his last four starts and has seen his ERA drop from 4.81 to 3.55, with 24 strikeouts in that span.
Montgomery (3-4) allowed no runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Blue Jays. Montgomery struggled a bit with control, but had little trouble silencing the Blue Jays bats while the offense gave him plenty of support, leading to his third win of the season. He's been on fire, as he's held opponents to one or fewer earned runs over each of his last three starts to lower his ERA from 4.81 to 3.67, and he should be placed in fantasy lineups while he continues to dominate hitters. He'll make his next start Friday against the Orioles.