Matt Boyd Rocks the Royals in Tigers Debut
After Daniel Norris' fantastic Tigers debut on Sunday, Tigers fans got a glimpse of another pitcher from the David Price deal in Matt Boyd.
Matt Boyd, 24, a pitcher who's collegiate roots trace to powerhouse Oregon State, picked up the win on Wednesday, as the Tigers took one over the AL Central leading Kansas City, 2-1.
Boyd threw seven innings, scattering seven hits, giving up only one run in the fourth inning. He threw 106 pitches out-dueling fellow deadline mover Johnny Cueto who also threw 106 pitches over seven innings.
Boyd picks up his first major league win to go to 1-2. He drops his ERA to below double digits from around 13 to 7.90 after he was hit hard in a couple of starts with Toronto earlier in the year.
Boyd did give up a two base error on an errant pickoff attempt in the fifth but was able to cover getting a groundout and flyout to strand the runner at third.
Boyd got 10 of his outs threw the air, more than any other means. In a pitcher friendly park like Comerica Park a fly ball pitcher like Boyd should do well in the future at home.
Two left-handers currently producing for Detroit. The David Price deal looks pretty good for the Tigers.
The last pitcher picked up for David Price, Jairo Labourt, is currently in high-A ball with Lakeland. His Major League debut should be a few years off.