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Dodgers News: Michael Busch, Mike Montgomery Sweep Triple-A Monthly Awards

July was a good month for Mikes.

Dodger prospect Michael Busch and veteran pitcher Mike Montgomery were named Triple-A Pacific Coast League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively.

Busch, a former first-round pick from the University of North Carolina, hit .324/.434/.696 in July, adding an incredible 11 home runs. On the year, Busch’s OPS is 1.032 with 19 homers. At the beginning of the calendar year, Busch was ranked as the Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect.

His high batting average and slugging percentage show that the 26-year-old can hit for both contact and power. While Busch struggled in 15 games in MLB, his minor league stats prove that he could be close to making the leap.

At 34, Mike Montgomery has seen plenty of MLB action, first making his debut in 2015 and even recording the final out of the 2016 World Series with the Chicago Cubs. In July, the starting pitcher had a 1.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and held batters to a .132 batting average.

Montgomery has not been particularly bad in the majors but has not seen MLB action since 2020 when he pitched 5.1 innings and held a 5.06 ERA.

The Dodgers signed Montgomery in early June after the pitcher opted out of a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.

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Patrick Warren

Patrick Warren is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California who works to cover the Los Angeles Dodgers with Dodgers Nation. Warren is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is currently based out of Buffalo, NY.

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