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Frankie Montas threw seven shutout innings to get his second win Saturday against the Astros, allowing just two hits, and striking out five.
Montas is 2-1 through four starts with a 1.57 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 23 innings. Opponents are batting just .175 off him so far this year, Montas is locked in as the A’s ace and is pitching like one right now.
Frankie Montas struck out nine over seven innings giving up four hits and one earned, he did issue four walks as the A’s cruised to an 11-1 win over the Mariners Monday night.
Montas threw 99 pitches, 70 for strikes, and lowered his season ERA to 2.25. He has struck out 17 over 16 innings pitched to go with nine walks. Fantasy owners would like to see less free passes, but Montas can be a good source for strikeouts and quality starts.
Frankie Montas threw five innings of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies, giving up five hits and two earned runs to go with three strikeouts and two walks.
Montas threw 77 pitches so it appears the A’s are being careful with most of their starters early on. Expect Montas to work closer to 100 pitches in his next turn.
Frankie Montas pitched four innings of Friday’s opening night win against the Angels, allowing three hits, one earned run, and three walks while striking out five.
Montas was pulled after 81 pitches, he threw 44 for strikes. He was on a pitch count and remember he missed 80 games last year on suspension and only threw 96 total innings. Montas seemed to put everything together last year with improved command and more ground balls, fantasy owners hope he can do it again. He should be ready for a longer outing next time out.
Frankie Montas has been named the A's opening day starter. He'll face the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland on Friday, July 24th.
Montas was in the midst of a breakout season last year before getting slapped with an 80-game suspension for PED use in late June. He notched a 9-2 record with a 2.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 103 strikeouts over 16 starts (96 innings) in 2019. The A's will round out the rest of their rotation with Sean Manaea, Mike Fiers, Chris Bassitt, and A.J. Puk as they head into the abbreviated 2020 campaign.