Jesus Montero must have been really bored in Triple-A because he has been on fire in his first four games as a Yankee. A short career that is highlighted by his two-home run game against the Orioles this afternoon.
Facing Jim Johnson, who had only allowed three home runs up until today, Montero flashed some opposite field power when gave the Yankees a 9-8 lead with his first career home run in the 5th. Then in the 7th he hit his second home run, a two-run shot off Johnson, to put the Yankees up 11-8.
Montero was called up last week. He is expected to get the bulk of the at bats at DH vs. lefties, but if he keeps hitting like this he could very well get playing time against righties and maybe even make the playoff roster. He would probably have to beat out Jorge Posada for a roster spot.