Mark Montgomery did it again Thursday night.
A few hours after we chatted about his record five-strikeouts-in-one-inning save of last week, the former Bruton High and Longwood University pitcher inherited another save situation for the Charleston RiverDogs.
Montgomery struck out the side while walking one to preserve Charleston's 5-4 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets.
So in three appearances for the RiverDogs, Montgomery has three saves. He's struck out nine and walked one while working to a 3.00 ERA.
Add four appearances with the Staten Island Yankees, and Montgomery's three-week professional numbers are as follows: seven innings in as many outings, 19 Ks, three walks and 2.57 ERA. Opponents are hitting .172.
Think the parent Yankees are glad they spent an 11th-round draft choice on Montgomery?