7/20 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – The 2nd Half Begins

The 68-30 Boston Red Sox begin the first half of the season….. unfortunately it looks like the whole night will be taken over by thunder/lightning storms…. Looking at weather channel site, and its showing rain all day for tomorrow as well. Sorry Sox fans, but we might not see a Sox game be played until Sunday afternoon for the start of a double header. And would have to make up the 3rd game at a later point this season. Fingers crossed though. With a cast of young unknowns and sans Cabrera, the Tigers are standing at 41-57. But they are in fact in 3rd place, as the White Sox and Royals are a lot worse.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox, coming off of a much needed bounce back victory. In the first inning against Toronto it started off with a 2 Run HR with 2 outs. Price made sure that it didn’t snowball from that point on, as he fired off 6.2 innings of 3 run ball. He walked none and struck out 8 batters. This is actually Price’s first start against the Tigers since 2014, which is good reason why there is only 4 current Tigers positional players that he has previously faced.

Matthew Boyd takes the ball for the Tigers. As the 2nd half begins, he looks to have the first 30 start season of his career. While has has thus far set new career lows in WHIP (1.21) and opp avg (.227), his ERA is still sitting at 4.76. His first 10 starts was a great stretch to start off the season.

(3-4, 3.00 ERA)

57 innings, 41 Hits, 19 Runs, 3 HRs, 20 Walks, 45 Ks

Since then in 8 starts….

(1-4, 7.23 ERA)

41.1 innings, 43 Hits, 34 Runs (33 ER), 9 HRs, 16 Walks, 42 Ks

Boyd last faced the Red Sox on June 7th, getting the win as he gave up just 2 ER in 6.1 innings. That was the last start where he was the winning pitcher. Four of his last 5 starts has seen him give up 5 ER or more.


David Price — Career vs Detroit Tigers in 8 games (6 starts), 5-1 with a 2.40 ERA. Career at Comerica Park in 21 games (19 starts), 9-4 with a 3.13 ERA.


Detroit Tigers:

Jim Adduci —–

Jeimer Candelario —–

Nicholas Castellanos — 0 for 4, K

Niko Goodrum —–

John Hicks —–

Jose Iglesias – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) 3 Ks

JaCoby Jones —–

Mikie Mahtook – 0 for 3, 2 Ks

Victor Martinez – 8 for 17 (.471 avg) 2 Doubles, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, K

James McCann —–

Victor Reyes —–

Ronny Rodriguez —–


Matthew Boyd — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 3 starts, 1-1 with a 7.30 ERA. Career at Comerica Park in 36 games (34 starts), 10-10 with a 4.20 ERA.


Detroit Tigers:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) HR, RBI, K

Mookie Betts – 2 for 4 (.500 avg)

Xander Bogaerts – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 2 RBIs, 2 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0 for 3

Brock Holt – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Sandy Leon  – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) HR, RBI

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

J.D. Martinez – 0 for 2, Walk, K

Mitch Moreland – 5 for 14 (.357 avg) 3 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 0 for 6, 2 Ks

Steve Pearce —–

Blake Swihart – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) Double, Walk

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