Montas (9-8) won Thursday's 4-0 victory against the Angels, going seven innings and allowing three hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts.
Montas submitted his best start of the season Thursday, preventing any runner from passing second base and striking out 10 batters for the third time in four starts. This was the righty's first start surrendering no runs since April 16, while his 109 pitches are a season high and the seven frames matches the campaign's best. Montas has now thrown four straight quality starts and lines up to face San Diego next week.
Montas allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out 10 over six innings Friday against the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.
Montas butted heads with Yusei Kikuchi on Friday as the two put on a clinic with 22 combined strikeouts. The 28-year-old Montas induced 24 whiffs, 13 of them coming on his splitter. He's now struck out 10 batters in two of his last three starts. All three runs he gave up came in the second after Cal Raleigh and Luis Torrens hit back-to-back homers off him. Montas owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 122:30 K:BB over 112 innings and is set up for a start against the Angels next week.
Montas (8-8) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss Saturday versus Cleveland.
Montas had little trouble until Cleveland scraped two runs together in the fifth inning. Oakland never pulled even, leaving Montas with his first loss since June 21. The 28-year-old has a 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 112:29 K:BB through 106 innings this year. The right-hander will try to get back in the win column during next weekend's series in Seattle.
Montas (8-7) allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 across 6.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Astros.
Montas dominated the Astros and recorded double-digit strikeouts in a start for the second time this season. He backed that with 22 swinging strikes on 95 total pitches and has now surrendered two earned runs or less in each of his last three starts. Montas will enter the All-Star break with a 4.41 ERA with 105 strikeouts across 100 innings on the campaign.
Montas allowed two runs on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings in Friday's loss to Boston. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Montas rolled through three shutout innings to start the outing before coughing up RBI base hits to Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo in the fourth and fifth frames. He's given up two earned runs and pitched at least five innings in four of his last five starts, lowering his ERA to 4.63. He maintained his 7-7 record after a second consecutive no-decision. Montas is projected to take the mound in Houston next week.
Montas took the no-decision in Saturday's 6-5 loss to San Francisco, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Montas rebounded nicely from last start's eight runs allowed, surrendering both of his runs on a LaMonte Wade two-run home run. The five total baserunners were the second fewest in any of Montas' 16 starts as he looks to regain his excellent 2019 form.
Montas (7-7) allowed eight runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out six and taking a loss against the Rangers.
Texas got to Montas right out of the gate, tacking on five runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer by Andy Ibanez. He settled in for four scoreless innings before he ran into trouble again in the sixth, giving up another three-run shot, this time by Jose Trevino. It was the third time that Montas has allowed six or more runs in a start this season, raising his season ERA to 4.79. He's 2-5 with a 4.65 ERA over his last seven outings. Montas is lined up to face the Giants on the road this weekend.
Montas (7-6) earned the win over the Angels on Tuesday, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out eight.
Montas entered the contest having been tagged with a loss in four of his past five outings, though he registered a solid 3.54 ERA over that span. The right-hander snapped the stretch of misfortune against the Angels, picking up the win and notching his seventh quality start of the season. He induced 16 swinging strikes in the contest and collected eight punchouts for the second straight start. Montas has held opponents without a long ball in four consecutive starts and has allowed more than three earned runs only once since April 21. He tentatively lines up to next face Texas on the road Monday.
Montas (6-6) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Royals, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits across 6.1 innings. He struck out eight.
Montas has gone 1-4 over his last five starts, but he owns a 3.54 ERA and impressive peripheral stats in that span -- 1.32 WHIP, 10.9 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 -- meaning he's pitched better than what his ERA indicates of late. He might have just two quality starts since the beginning of May, but Montas has been remarkably consistent on the mound. His next start is scheduled for next week at home against the Angels.
Montas (6-5) notched the win against Colorado on Friday, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two.
The right-hander was staked to an early 6-0 lead and pitched just long enough to secure his sixth win. Montas yielded a trio of runs between the third and fourth innings and threw 48 of 69 pitches for strikes on the night. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Montas, though his two strikeouts Friday were a season low. He'll carry a 4.52 ERA into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come at home against Kansas City on Thursday.
Montas (5-5) took the loss Saturday as the A's were downed 4-0 by the Angels, giving up four unearned runs on six hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out seven.
With the game still scoreless in the top of the fifth inning and runners on the corners, David Fletcher hit a grounder to Matt Olson, who threw home attempting to cut down the runner from third. Aramis Garcia couldn't handle the toss and was charged with an error, ending Montas' shutout bid, and the rest of the Angels' runs came later that inning with two outs. The right-hander still saw his ERA fall to 4.45, and he'll take a 63:17 K:BB through 58.2 innings into his next outing.
Montas (5-4) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Mariners after allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while fanning 11 across six innings.
Though he took his second straight loss, the 11 strikeouts represented a season high. The long ball has been an issue for the right-hander, who has now given up a career-high 11 homers in just 53 innings (1.9 HR/9). Montas will carry a 4.92 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Saturday at home against the Angels.
Montas (5-3) allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Astros.
Montas struggled out of the gate by surrendering three hits, one walk and both of his earned runs in the opening frame. However, he managed to settle in from there and allowed only four singles and one free pass across his final four innings. Despite racking up six strikeouts, Montas backed those punchouts with only eight swinging strikes on 98 total pitches. Across 47 innings for the season, Montas has maintained a 4.79 ERA with a 45:13 K:BB across 47 innings. He currently lines up to make his next start Monday against the Mariners.
Montas (5-2) allowed one run on four hits and a walk over six innings Friday, striking out four and earning a win over the Twins.
Montas cruised through five scoreless frames before serving up a solo shot to Josh Donaldson in the sixth. He earned his third consecutive win and allowed fewer than two runs for the first time in his last five outings. The 6-foot-2 right-hander lowered his season ERA to 4.93 through 42 frames. Montas is in line to face the Astros at home next week.
Montas (4-2) earned the win Saturday against the Rays after posting 5.1 innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six.
Montas barely qualified for the win in this one, and he ended just two outs away from what would've been his fifth quality start over his last six appearances. He's been prone to having an occasional down game here and there, but Montas has been getting the job done as one of the most important hurlers in the A's pitching staff. He owns a 5.50 ERA and a 35:8 K:BB through 36 innings in 2021.
Montas (3-2) allowed three runs on a walk and seven hits over six innings Monday, striking out four and picking up a win over the Blue Jays.
Aside from a third inning where the Blue Jays tallied five singles and three runs, Montas kept Toronto's bats fairly quiet. He now has four quality starts over his last five outings and lowered his season ERA to 5.87. The 28-year-old righty is expected to face the Rays at home this weekend.
Montas (2-2) took the loss Tuesday, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings as the A's were downed 4-3 by the Rays. He struck out five.
The right-hander threw 73 of 105 pitches for strikes as he delivered his third quality start in five trips to the mound, but Montas wound up on the wrong end of the decision thanks largely to a Brett Phillips homer in the sixth inning. Montas will carry a 6.20 ERA and 25:7 K:BB through 24.2 innings into his next outing Sunday at home against the Orioles.
Montas didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 13-12 extra-inning win over the Twins, surrendering six runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- over four innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
The right-hander tossed 56 of 76 pitches for strikes but his command within the zone left a lot to be desired, as he served up three doubles in addition to two blasts by Nelson Cruz and one by Josh Donaldson. Montas will drag a 6.75 ERA and more palatable 20:5 K:BB through 18.2 innings into his next start Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Montas (2-1) allowed two hits and a walk over six scoreless frames Friday, striking out seven and earning a win over Detroit.
After an ugly outing against the Dodgers to start the season, Montas has put together back-to-back wins in impressive outings. In his six shutout innings Friday, no Tiger made it past first base. Over his last two starts, the 28-year-old righty has yielded just one run while striking out 12 batters across 12 innings. Montas will carry a 4.91 ERA into next Wednesday's home contest against the Twins.
Montas (1-1) gave up one run on six hits and a walk while striking out five across six innings in Saturday's win over the Astros.
Montas had a woeful debut against the Dodgers, but he bounced back quickly and limited the damage to just one run while also recording his first quality start of the campaign. Montas is expected to lead the A's pitching staff and his next scheduled start will come at home against the Tigers on April 17.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/29||@ LAA||W 4-0||1||7.0||3||0||3||10|
|07/23||@ SEA||L 3-4||6.0||4||3||1||10|
|07/17||vs CLE||L 2-3||1||6.0||6||2||1||7|
|07/08||@ HOU||W 2-1||1||6.2||5||1||1||10|
|07/02||vs BOS||L 2-3||5.2||5||2||3||3|
|06/26||@ SF||L 5-6||5.0||2||2||3||5|
|06/21||@ TEX||L 3-8||1||5.2||9||8||2||6|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Dsl Red Sox||21.0||12||4||0||0||3||0||18||18||28||9.86||2.191|
|2011||R-Dsl Red Sox||12.0||5||5||0||0||1||0||12||12||7||4.50||1.583|
|2012||R-Gcl Red Sox||40.2||12||9||0||1||5||0||41||12||34||4.03||1.144|
|2014||R-Azl White Sox||14.0||4||4||0||1||0||0||23||7||6||1.29||0.929|
|2016||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||11.1||4||3||0||0||0||0||15||2||12||2.43||1.261|