Aaron Boone fires back at Jordan Montgomery: Pitching for Cardinals ‘different animal’

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Since the Yankees traded starting Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals on this year’s trading deadline, he posted a 5-1 record and 2.05 ERA. With the Yankees, he was 3-3 with 3.69.

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Montgomery went to New York to see how he used them, particularly on his four-seam fastball, the pitch that has changed his season in St.

“I really didn’t trust my heater much at the Yankees,” Montgomery said on a podcast with CC Sabathia and Ryan Rocco. “I was told it wasn’t that good compared to my other pitches and if I was going to get hit, it was going to be on a curveball or a changeup, which is how you can pitch.”

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In a Thursday appearance on “The Michael’s Show,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he felt Montgomery’s criticism of the Yankees was unfair.

“Monty has been a really good pitcher for us and he’s been there and started off his Cardinal career well,” Boone said. “Pitching in a large ballpark in the National League Central is clearly a different animal than pitching in the American League East.”

Jordan Montgomery was dealt from the Yankees to the Cardinals earlier this season.
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone was shocked by Jordan Montgomery's comments about his time in New York.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was shocked by Jordan Montgomery’s comments about his time in New York.
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Boone said he was surprised to see Montgomery’s comments about his four-seamer.

“I always loved when Monty threw his heater on,” he said. “When I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, right.'”

Boone said he thinks Montgomery’s comments have been “exaggerated.”

“Monty was an excellent pitcher for us,” Boone said. “I hope he continues to do well. I wish him well, especially in the National League.”

It looks like both the Yankees and the Cardinals are on their way to winning their respective divisions, and if they both have success after the season, Boone could see Montgomery coming again in late October.

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