Frankie Montas' Yankee Debut Hasn't Gone as Anticipated

It has not been the debut New York Yankees fans were hoping for. 

Montas was torched for six runs over six innings on Thursday in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. It was Montas' first start in New York as a Yankee. 


Montas allowed eight hits, including a three-run home run to Vladimir Guerrero Jr to the short porch in the second inning. The twenty-nine-year-old finished with just two strikeouts and one walk. 
Since being acquired at the trade deadline, Montas, in three starts for the Yankees, has compiled an ERA of 9.00 and has struck out just eight batters in 14 innings. He's allowed 18 hits, 14 earned runs, six walks and two home runs over those innings. Batters also have a batting average of .310, an OBP of .382 and a slugging of .517 against him. 

What is going on with Frankie Montas? 
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Montas had a 3.18 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts over 104 innings with Oakland this season. 

It's interesting to note that his home stats at Oakland were much better than his away stats. 

Montas definitely enjoyed pitching at the Coliseum, as he had a strong 3.08 ERA with 87 strikeouts across 84 innings there this season. 

On the road, however, it was a different story. Montas, on the road this season with Oakland, had a bloated ERA of 5.82 and 30 strikeouts over 34 innings. 

Maybe it just takes him some time to get settled with his new team, however, it does sting for the Yankees to look over at St. Louis and see Jordan Montgomery throwing 16.2 innings, allowing just one run while striking out 17. 
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