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Yankees Taking a Chance on Montgomery to Save Game 4

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery winds up in a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

It all comes down to this.

The Yankees have just one more chance to keep their Series hopes alive, Thursday night against the Rays, after dropping Game 3 on Wednesday in an 8-4 loss.

They’ll try to turn that around in Game 4, by having Jordan Montgomery start against Ryan Thompson.

Montgomery last pitched on September 24, during the regular season.

A report from The New York Post reminds us that he finished with a 5.11 ERA, with his worst game ironically being against the Rays, back on September 2.

In that meeting, he gave up four runs in just one inning.

On the other hand, Tampa Bay is going with Ryan Thompson as their starter, even though he only actually served in that role one time this year. That was against the Yankees on August 8, when he gave up a hit but no runs, The Post adds.

During five games against the Yankees, Thompson ended with a 6.00 ERA over six innings.

All in all, he gave up a total of eight hits and four runs during the regular season, followed by three hits and no runs in Game 2 of the ALDS.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m., as Tampa Bay leads the best of five series, 2-1.