This was the Mike Montgomery show.
The Cubs completed their second consecutive sweep and won their sixth straight behind the arm and bat of lefthander Mike Montgomery. They were 49-45 and now just 1½ games behind the Brewers in the N.L. Central.
Just when I get finished saying Mike Montgomery can serve the Cubs best in the bullpen, he puts together an outstanding six-inning outing. He allowed just one run on two hits with five strikeouts as the Cubs completed their sweep of the Braves and won their sixth consecutive game, 8-2. The six straight wins is a season high.
Oh, yes. Montgomery added to his excellent pitching by hitting a home run [VIDEO].
To say that Montgomery is a bad hitter is being charitable. Coming into this game he was 1-for-27 in his career with 14 strikeouts. Look at the photo at the top of this post: He seems utterly shocked that he hit a baseball this far:
393 feet at 100 miles per hour? MiMo, you done good.
Beyond that surprising hit, Montgomery had all his pitches working well in this outing. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue