RP - HOU - IL10
Astros reliever Rafael Montero allowed one go-ahead run in the 10th inning of Friday's game against the Twins. He also struck out one opposing batter. Montero was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Minnesota by a score of 5-4.
Montero, acquired from Seattle at the end of July, is now 5-3 with a 6.61 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and .304 OBA through 47.2 innings this year. He has also walked 16 batters while striking out 40. The 30-year-old has yet to allow an earned run through 4.1 innings with the Astros.
Rafael Montero was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday
Montero has struggled all season, recording a 7.27 ERA after opening up the season as Seattle's starter. He will attempt to get picked up by another team.
Rafael Montero blew a save opportunity Saturday against Cleveland, allowing three runs on two hits over one inning two walks.
Montero entered the game with Seattle up 4-1. He quickly recorded the first two outs before everything went downhill for him which began with back-to-back walks up three runs after nobody was on base.
Rafael Montero earned the hold Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one walk.
The Angels recorded a run two batters into the inning against Montero with a single and a double, but he was then able to work around a walk to escape the jam otherwise unscathed.
Rafael Montero earned his seventh save of the season Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
The Mariners held a 3-1 lead entering the ninth inning. Texas quickly put some pressure on Montero as he found himself in a jam with two runners in scoring position to tie the game. The Rangers scored one run on a sacrifice fly before Montero got Brock Holt to fly out to end the game and clinch a series win for the Mariners.