Montgomery 1st Cardinals Pitcher In 81 Years To Pull Off This Feat

To say that Jordan Montgomery is having a good start with the St. Louis Cardinals is the understatement of the season. Maybe of the century. That's because in his first four starts for the Cards since coming over from the New York Yankees, Montgomery has done something that hasn't been done in a St. Louis uniform in 81 years. 

With his 1-hitter Monday night, he's now 4-0, the first Cards pitcher to win his first four starts since 1941. And his 0.35 ERA has allowed him to match the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela as well:

Montgomery joins the Dodgers lefty as the only pitchers in the modern era to go 4-0 with no more than 1 run allowed in his first four starts. 

The Chicago Cubs were the latest victims of Montgomery's ridiculous start with St. Louis, bowing 1-0 on his complete game masterpiece.

“That’s a pretty special outing,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said.

And to top it off, Albert Pujols gave St. Louis the only run it'd need, with his 693rd career homer.

The Cards lead the Milwaukee Brewers by 5 games in the NL Central.

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