Frankie Montas starting to look like Yankees’ problem

Frankie Montas was a consolation prize at the trade deadline, and by definition consolation prizes are meant to console their recipients. Problem was, when Yankees fans left the Stadium for their cars and trains on Thursday night, they experienced a thousand different feelings. 

And consoled wasn’t one of them. 

They felt anxiety, anger, frustration, and a little fear. They felt concerned that their pitching staff could be an issue in October, and that Montas, to date, has looked more like a problem than a solution. 

They also felt certain that Luis Castillo wouldn’t be causing them any such stress. 

Yes, it’s very early for the new guy in town, who was making his third start as a Yankee and his first in The Bronx. But his timing here was terrible. One night after the most dramatic victory of the season, made possible by Josh Donaldson’s grand slam in the 10th, Montas killed off whatever feel-good momentum might’ve carried over. He spiked the notion that the reeling Yanks had finally righted themselves and were fixing to go on another tear. 

Montas allowed Toronto six runs and eight hits over six innings, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s three-run shot, failing to give his team a reasonable chance to win in what would be a 9-2 defeat. In 14 innings as a Yankee, Montas has surrendered 14 runs and 18 hits. 

Frankie Montas reacts during the Yankees' loss to the Blue Jays.
Frankie Montas reacts during the Yankees’ loss to the Blue Jays.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

That’s not good. That’s not acceptable. 

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