Detroit Tigers: Matthew Boyd leaving a lot to be desired
The Detroit Tigers need more out of Matthew Boyd
The Detroit Tigers brought Matthew Boyd back on a one-year, $10 million deal this offseason. Scott Harris also signed him in the 2021 offseason when he was with the Giants, only to trade him to the Seattle Mariners the following trade deadline, where he pitched a few innings out of the bullpen for them.
He's largely always been the same pitcher. He'll get some swings and misses and strike out som ebatters, but he'll also give up quite a few home runs.
He's also a fairly inconsistent pitcher. He's have a start or two where he looks like he's turning a corner, then he'll either get rocked or lose his command in his next start. The latter is exactly what happend last night against the Mariners.
Boyd lasted just 1 1/3 innings Friday night and allowed 5 ER and walked four batters. He could not find the strike zone. He even walked in a run in the second inning. His ERA ballooned to 6.47 in seven starts this season. That's simply not good enough.
The Tigers need much more out of him. They are down four starters at the moment with Spencer Turnbull being placed on the IL yesterday. More on that tomorrow.
They need more quality innings out of him. They are paying him $10 million this season. His previous start against St. Louis was much more like it. He pitched six innings and allowed three runs. That's a quality start, and we'll take that out of him every night of the week.
Matthew Boyd is a very good person. He and his wife do a ton of charity work. They work they do with their charity, Kingdom Home, which attempts to end child sex slavery in Africa, is incredible. I really cannot emphasize enough how good of a human being he is.
But he needs to be better on the mound. An ERA of 6.47 is not going to cut it. The Detroit Tigers need more quality starts out of the 32-year-old left-hander.