Montgomery allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out 12 across 5.2 innings Thursday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.
The 12 strikeouts were a career high for Montgomery, and he racked up an impressive 23 swinging strikes on 99 total pitches in the process. The only damage he surrendered was a solo home run to Ryan Mountcastle. In six starts since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, Montgomery has maintained a 3.38 ERA, though he's also completed fewer than five innings on three occasions. For the season, Montgomery has a 3.63 ERA with a 149:48 K:BB across 144 innings.