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Phillies fans count down Jordan Montgomery’s pitch clock in NLCS rematch vs. Diamondbacks

Jun 21, 2024, 5:24 PM | Updated: 7:23 pm

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Jordan Montgomery #52 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 21, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

“3, 2, 1,” Philadelphia Phillies fans made it abundantly clear to Arizona Diamondbacks starter Jordan Montgomery when his pitch clock was about to expire on Friday.

Montgomery was not on the D-backs’ squad that went into Philadelphia during the NLCS nor had he pitched at Citizens Bank Park with fans, but he quickly got a taste of the atmosphere.

In the first inning, Montgomery waited until the last second to make several pitches. He pushed the limits of the pitch clock, and fans felt he did not get them off in time.

In response, the fans started emphatically counting him down. It became reminiscent of NBA fans doing so to Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo when he took his time at the foul line.

Montgomery took a beat too long in the third inning but no call was made. That caused frustration from Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, who along with the crowd made his displeasure known.

The pitch clock became implemented at the MLB level last season, and leave it to Phillies fans to potentially create a new game in ballparks around the league.

Montgomery got through six innings with two earned runs, as he continues to out together a solid stretch of outings.

The Diamondbacks earned a 5-4 victory.

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