The Detroit Tigers played the final game of a 10-game road trip earlier today and they lost 7-4 against the Minnesota Twins.
The Detroit Tigers finished up their road trip today in the final game of a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins got off to an early lead and never looked back, adding on to it throughout the game. The Tigers made a small run in the top of the ninth but were unable to score enough and went on to lose 4-7.
Matthew Boyd got the start today, but it was certainly one that he will want to forget. While Boyd only gave up four hits on the day, he gave up five walks and two big home runs. He pitched a total of 6.0 innings and gave up seven total runs on the day, raising his ERA to an unsightly 4.47. Despite having a good start against Houston last time out, Boyd has struggled recently.
The offense for Detroit had another game where they got plenty of hits but only could score four. On a day where the pitching was better, this might have been okay, but it was not enough to outscore the Twins. Willi Castro looked great in his second-ever MLB game, going 1-for-3 with a walk. This could be a good sign of things to come for the young shortstop.
With the loss of this series, the Tigers have officially been eliminated from postseason contention. While this is not a big surprise, it is now guaranteed. The Tigers will begin to look forward to the 2020 season and beyond as they continue the rebuild process. The young talent on the team looks promising, so it will be fun to see what they can do for the rest of the season.
After getting the day off tomorrow, the Tigers return home to play a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians starting on Tuesday. The Indians are in a close playoff chase with the Twins, so Detroit will have an opportunity to play spoiler in this series and get more experience for their young players.