Losing two starters in a span of four hours? Yeah, sounds like Yankees baseball to me.
After an epic win Friday night against Boston, the Yanks are just 3.5 games back of the lead in the AL East, and with two games left against the Red Sox in New York, they can tighten things up with a few more wins.
Unfortunately, it sounds like things aren't looking as bright for the rest of the weekend. Jordan Montgomery, who was scheduled to start in tomorrow's game for the Yanks, was struck in the head by a ball during batting practice today.
Jordan Montgomery, tomorrow's starting pitcher for #Yankees, was struck by ball on right side of head while signing autographs during BP.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 12, 2017
Line drive to the head while signing autographs. That's a new low.
Montgomery reportedly stayed on the bench for a few minutes before eventually going into the clubhouse for further evaluation.
Montgomery stayed on #Yankees' bench for a few minutes holding a towel to his head, then went into clubhouse. Awaiting update.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 12, 2017
Stay tuned for more updates as this story develops. A concussion would be fairly brutal for the Yanks, who've already tabbed Montgomery as an emergency starter for Sunday.
this is the only footage out there of Jordan Montgomery taking one off the head during BP, from YES pic.twitter.com/D3MF5qq1ZF— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) August 12, 2017
The other options are...fairly bleak.
UPDATE: Montgomery should be OK to pitch Sunday, per reports.
According to a #Yankees official, it appears that Montgomery will be Ok.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 12, 2017
Exhale, for now.