Detroit Tigers: Best & Worst of April

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jeimer Candelario #46 against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on April 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jeimer Candelario #46 against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on April 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 23: Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the bottom of the first inning of game one of the doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 23, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 23: Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the bottom of the first inning of game one of the doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 23, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

Best- Matt Boyd

The starting pitching for the Detroit Tigers as a whole was probably the brightest spot of April for the team, and Matt Boyd had probably the most impressive month of them all. Boyd went 2-1 in five starts through the month of April and made it through at least six innings in each of those starts. The lefty rang in the month with a stellar 13 strikeout performance against the Yankees on April 3rd, and it seemed as if he hasn’t looked back from there.

The most hits Boyd allowed in a single game in April was six and never surrendered more than three runs in any of his starts. It took him until April 16th to allow his first HR, and only had one base stolen while he was on the mound in the entire month.

Overall, Matt Boyd might have had the most impressive April of anyone on the Detroit Tigers roster. With Matt Moore now out for the season and Jordan Zimmermann dealing with an injury as well, Boyd will have to keep picking up the slack in May if the Tigers want to keep their starting pitching as strong as it has been.

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