Frankie Montas is Eager to Demonstrate His Abilities to His New Yankees Teammates

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Frankie Montas said he “can’t wait” to take the challenge on Saturday.

For the newest member of the Yankees rotation, there are two reasons.

There is the desire to quickly forget his first appearance as a player of Yankees. He pitched 3 innings and allowed 6 runs in a 12-9 loss in St. Louis.

But, perhaps most importantly, there’s this: Montas grew up in the Dominican Republic, where he spent many Sunday nights and other days of the week watching Yankees-Red Sox games. He became obsessed with the prospect of one day experiencing the rivalry, which he claimed he had seen more than once on television.

Saturday will provide that opportunity.

Against the Red Sox, Montas has not much experience pitching, going 0-2 with a 1.83 ERA in 5 games. Montas has only appeared in one game for the A’s, on April 29, 2019 and he allowed 7 runs and 8 hits in a defeat.

However, stated that he”loves” Fenway Park and expects to love it even more as a Yankee.

Montas, like many players who come to the Yankees from losing situations, feels reborn entering a clubhouse where the expectation is to win every day.

Montas noticed the difference almost immediately after being with an A’s team that has been in last place in the AL West for the majority of the season.

All of this combined to make the 29-year-debut old’s last Sunday such a letdown. Though he was pitching for the first time in 11 days and had returned to the Yankees late Saturday.

Montas has done a good job of it this season, going 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA since joining the Yankees.

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