Jordan Montgomery allowed 5 runs in 3 innings to put the Yanks in a 5-2 deficit — too much of a hole for them to dig out of in the 5-4 loss in Philly on a Thursday night. Montgomery is being counted on to be a mainstay to the Yankee starting staff this year, and with James Paxton and Masahiro Tanaka bombing so far, it was hoped Montgomery would have pitched better this game.
But he allowed a 3-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the 1st, and after the Yanks came back to make it 3-2, Montgomery allowed a 2-run double to Phil Gosselin in the 3rd. He finished with 4 innings pitched, and 6 hits, 5 runs allowed. David Hale and Jonathan Holder came in to hold Philly, scoreless the rest of the game — but Zach Elfin and the Phillies bullpen held the Yankees down.
One bright spot for the Yankees was Gary Sanchez‘s 2-run homer in the 7th, his first of the year. He is now batting .097.
Don't let Gary Sanchez get hot!! pic.twitter.com/EMHShFpFsi
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 7, 2020