Description: Royals starting pitching prospect Mike Montgomery earned his first win since April 24 on Thursday. Montgomery held Iowa to one run on two hits in a seven-inning complete game effort for Triple-A Omaha.
Insight: Montgomery, the No. 3 prospect in the Royals' organization according to MLB.com, tossed 5 1/3 no-hit innings before allowing a solo homer to Cubs prospect Brett Jackson. The 22-year-old lefty allowed seven runs on eight hits in his last outing, but in his other 10 starts he has a 4.01 ERA. He'll have to work on that 39/33 K/BB if he wants to earn a promotion.
4/30/2012 11:12:00 PM
Description: Unlike Shelby Miller, Royals prospect Mike Montgomery failed in his attempt to win his third straight start on Monday.
Insight: Montgomery tossed a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings while taking a no decision in a 4-3 loss. The No. 31 overall prospect on MLB.com's top 100 list is 2-0 with a 4.55 ERA at Triple-A Omaha this season. The Royals need pitching so Montgomery may get the call to the big leagues soon.