Miguel Montero continued his great second half Sunday afternoon as he nicked Jered Weaver for two home runs in a 4-1 Seattle victory over the Angels. Since the All-Star break Montero is 34 for 97 with four doubles and four home runs. He’s also walking more, however, drawing nine since the break versus just 14 before. He’s cut his strikeout rate way down as well.
One of Montero’s strengths in the minors was his ability to get on base. He seemed to lose his strike zone judgment early, but now it appears to be back better than ever. That’s very good news for the Mariners.