April 21, 2021

Jordan Montgomery delivers for Yankees after long wait to hear home fans (New York Post)

Jordan Montgomery had to wait nearly three years to pitch in front of fans at Yankee Stadium again, well beyond what he and his teammates went through during the COVID-affected 2020 campaign.

Montgomery reminded those fans in The Bronx of the excellent start to his career before Tommy John surgery in 2018, hurling six shutout innings in the Yankees’ 7-0 victory Monday night over Baltimore.

The 28-year-old lefty scattered four singles and walked none, while striking out seven, before Aaron Boone replaced him with Luis Cessa with a seven-run lead to start the seventh. Cessa and Aroldis Chapman completed the four-hit shutout by combining for the final nine outs.

“Warming up, I could hear [the fans], but once I got out there I kind of blocked it out and was zoned in,” Montgomery said. “Just attacked the hitters with four different pitches. Was in the [strike] zone a lot and was able to expand when I needed to.”

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Montgomery, who was supported by a solo homer from Aaron Judge and a grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton, was sharp and efficient throughout first home start with fans in attendance (albeit just 9,008) since…

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