In writing out a sentence with a parenthetical number, it occurred to me that it is a bit difficult to read. Is there a better way? (Yes, this is a bit of a contrived example and yes, I realize it could be reworded to take away the awkwardness, but it illustrates my question)
The database contains a lot of records, nearly 300,000, per month.
When I read this sentence, my eyes do a double-take at the end of "300,000," to comprehend the meaning because with the comma I'm expecting another triplet of digits.