SAN DIEGO — Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery continues emerge as a bright counterpoint to what, for the Seattle Mariners, remains a disappointing and underachieving season.
Montgomery carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning Tuesday night before settling for a one-hitter and a 5-0 victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
“It’s pretty easy to sum up,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “This kid was outstanding. He’s shown a lot of poise. I had no idea of what to expect when we first got him. Each and every outing, he impresses me even more.”
The Mariners backed Montgomery with homers by …