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September 20, 2020 05:04 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Allows five runs in loss
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Boyd (2-7) allowed five earned runs on five hits across five innings to take the loss Sunday against Cleveland. He walked one and struck out three.

Boyd was unable to duplicate the success from his most recent start, when he tossed 5.2 scoreless innings, and instead reverted back to the poor form he's shown for much of the season. The lefty allowed a two-run home run to Jose Ramirez, and he's now given up 14 long balls in just 54.1 innings. Boyd will carry an unsightly 6.96 ERA into his next outing, which is scheduled for Saturday against the Royals.

September 16, 2020 06:24 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Leads shutout effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd (2-6) threw 5.2 innings of two-hit ball during the Tigers' 6-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday. He walked four and struck out five without allowing a run.

Boyd picked up his second win in four starts. It was his first appearance without allowing a run in 2020. The effort dropped his season ERA to 6.75, which still represents his worst campaign outside of a brief 2015 cup of coffee. Boyd will draw Cleveland in his next start over the weekend.

September 9, 2020 04:48 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Rocked for seven runs
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Boyd (1-6) took the loss after giving up seven runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and four walks over three innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

The left-hander had a 2.60 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in his previous three starts entering Wednesday, but he found minimal success against the Brewers. Boyd has a 7.63 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 43.2 innings, and he'll try to turn the page next week against the Royals.

September 4, 2020 05:28 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Pitches well in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd (1-5) took the loss in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins, allowing two runs across six innings. He gave up four hits and struck out eight.

It was an inauspicious first inning for Boyd, who gave up back-to-back home runs to Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson to begin the game. However, the lefty settled down from there, as he allowed just two hits the rest of the way. Unfortunately, he got zero run support and was saddled with his fifth loss of the year. Boyd has turned in consecutive quality starts against a strong Minnesota lineup, and he's beginning to look like the ace the Tigers need him to be. His ERA is still high at 6.64, but he'll look to keep lowering that number in his next outing, which is scheduled for Wednesday against the Brewers.

August 31, 2020 01:00 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Turns in best outing of season
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Boyd improved to 1-4 while covering a season-high six innings Saturday in the Tigers' 8-2 win over the Twins in the front end of a doubleheader. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out six.

While Boyd served up his ninth home run of the season in the outing, that was about the only blemish on his final line. After posting a 10.24 ERA through his first four starts of the season, the southpaw is now beginning to look like the staff ace Detroit had expected him to be. In his past three turns, Boyd has has submitted a 3.52 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 21:3 K:BB in 15.1 innings.

August 28, 2020 02:32 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: No doubleheader Friday
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Boyd won't start Friday against the Tigers as the doubleheader was rained out, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Boyd was originally set to take the mound in Game 1, but the Tigers changed their pitching plans after the contest was delayed by rain, and the twin bill was eventually postponed. One game will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, and the veteran lefty will take the mound for Game 1. Tarik Skubal will start the nightcap for the Tigers.

August 29, 2020 05:00 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Not starting Game 1
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Boyd is no longer starting Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jason Beck of reports.

Boyd was expected to take the mound for the matinee, but the Tigers are now bumping up Tarik Skubal to start for undisclosed reasons. The Twins shifted their starting plans for the twin bill due to rain forecasted for the afternoon, but it's unclear if that's the reasoning for the Tigers' change in starters as well. There was no indication of any injury, so Boyd tentatively lines up to start Game 2 until the team updates his status.

August 27, 2020 05:52 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Starting Game 1
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Boyd will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Boyd was initially scheduled to start Thursday's game before the contest was postponed. However, he'll start just one day later as part of a twin bill. The Tigers likely won't need to make any changes to the rotation in the coming days since the team has two scheduled off days next week.

August 28, 2020 02:40 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Start against Twins postponed
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Boyd's scheduled start against the Twins on Thursday was postponed, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The two teams decided not to play Thursday's contest in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday, and Boyd will likely take the mound for one of the two games of the twin bill.

August 23, 2020 11:12 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Shows improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd (0-4) allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six across 5.1 innings to take the loss Saturday against Cleveland.

Boyd had his best start of the season, only his second without allowing a home run. He did not surrender a run while in the game, but exited the contest with runners on first and second that the bullpen allowed to score. It's been an ugly start to the campaign for Boyd, as he has an 8.48 ERA and has allowed 2.5 HR/9 across six starts and 28.2 innings. He'll look to build on this positive outing his next turn through the rotation, currently projected to come Thursday against Minnesota.

August 18, 2020 12:44 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Struggles with long ball again
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Boyd (0-3) allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine across four innings to take the loss Monday against the White Sox.

Boyd started the game in abysmal fashion, surrendering back-to-back home runs to Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada. After allowing another home run to Anderson in the second inning, Boyd did settle in to retire the final seven batters he faced. On a positive note, Boyd also racked up 16 swinging strikes on 90 total pitches to put together his best strikeout performance of the season. However, to be effective, he has to find a way to keep in the yard as he has now allowed 3.1 HR/9, which has led to a horrific 9.64 ERA across 23.1 innings. He'll look to turn things around in his next start, currently projected to come Saturday at Cleveland.

August 12, 2020 05:24 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Gives up seven runs again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd (0-2) took the loss Wednesday against the White Sox after allowing seven runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks across 4.2 innings.

The left-hander's performance was eerily similar to his previous outing, as he also surrendered seven runs over 4.2 innings with five strikeouts and three walks Friday versus the Pirates. Boyd is off to a terrible start with a 10.24 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 19.1 innings, and he lines up to face the White Sox again next week.

August 8, 2020 06:32 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Rough outing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 17-13 extra-innings win over the Pirates, coughing up seven runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out five.

Making his first trip to the mound since July 29 after Detroit's series against St. Louis was postponed, Boyd had difficulty locating his pitches. The southpaw threw 58 of 95 offerings for strikes, and when he did get the ball over the plate, he caught too much of it. Boyd has yet to find the ace-level form he's flashed the last two seasons, but his 13:5 K:BB through 14.2 innings at least suggests his 9.20 ERA and 1.91 WHIP are due for some major regression. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday, at home against the White Sox.

August 4, 2020 11:28 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Set to start Friday
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Boyd will start Friday against the Pirates, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Boyd had been scheduled to start Tuesday against St. Louis, but that entire four-game midweek series was scrapped due to the Cardinals' coronavirus outbreak. The Tigers will use the unexpected days off to reset their rotation, going with their Opening Day starter for their first day back in action. Boyd has failed to impress in either of his first two starts of the season, allowing eight runs on 15 hits over 10 innings of work.

August 3, 2020 04:08 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Scheduled start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd will not make his scheduled start Tuesday against St. Louis as the series has been postponed due to the Cardinals' coronavirus outbreak, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

13 members of the Cardinals organization have tested positive for the virus, including seven players. The Tigers have yet to announce their rotation plans for their weekend series in Pittsburgh, which remains on the schedule, but Boyd presumably will start Friday's game.

July 29, 2020 10:32 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Allows four runs again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd allowed four earned runs on nine hits across five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Royals. He struck out six against zero walks.

Boyd had a similar line to his first start of the season, when he also allowed four earned runs across five innings. Like in that outing, the lefty struggled early against Kansas City, as the Royals did all of their damage in the first three innings before Boyd recorded two scoreless innings to end his night. The silver lining Tuesday was that Boyd had more swing-and-miss stuff, as he only recorded two strikeouts in his last start. Boyd will look to pitch better early in the game his next time out Monday against the Cardinals.

July 24, 2020 10:24 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Shaky early against Reds
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Boyd (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

This line is disappointing and it could have been worse. Boyd allowed five straight hitters to reach base -- walk, single, HBP, HBP, single -- before he recorded his first out. The lefty managed to limit the damage to two runs in that first inning, but he later gave up a homer to Joey Votto and the swing-and-miss stuff was just not there in this one. Fortunately, Boyd is in good position to bounce back with a home start against Kansas City next on the docket.

July 15, 2020 10:32 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Should start Opening Day
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Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said that Boyd will be the team's Opening Day starter, Jason Beck of reports.

Boyd missed an intrasquad outing Tuesday, noting that he was kept out of the stadium due to testing protocol. There was some thought that this delay in his throwing schedule could make him unavailable for Opening Day, but the lefty said he'd pitch on short rest next week to get back on track for the July 24 opener.

July 15, 2020 09:04 PM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Delayed Tuesday due to protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd was slated to pitch in an intrasquad game Tuesday but said he "wasn't allowed to come into the field" due to testing protocols, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Tuesday was 10 days before Opening Day for the Tigers, so it was expected that Boyd would pitch to stay lined up for the first game of the season. This explains why he didn't make an appearance, though it's a bit unclear why specifically he was banned from entering the park. The lefty said he would throw on short rest next week, which would put him back on track for the opener.

July 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Might not start opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday's intrasquad game for the Tigers, which could put him out of the mix for a start on Opening Day, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Had Boyd pitched in Tuesday's intrasquad game, he would have lined up to throw again five days later, July 19, and then have another five days before Opening Day on July 24. However, the Tigers elected to not use Boyd on Tuesday, so either they have a slightly different schedule planned for the lefty or they don't intend to start him in the opener. Manager Ron Gardenhire has not formally named an Opening Day starter, though the assumption heading into summer camp was that Boyd would get the nod. Whether he starts in the first game or not, Boyd figures to be the team's ace this year, and he should rack up plenty of strikeouts even if wins are hard to come by on what is projected to be a rebuilding club.

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08/29vs MINW 8-21006.04106
08/22@ CLEL 1-60105.15216
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