Matthew Boyd may not have had his A-game on Thursday but his stuff was good enough to shut down the Cleveland Indians over 5 2/3 innings of work before handing things off to the Detroit Tigers bullpen.
Though Gregory Soto made things much more interesting than we would have liked, the Tigers ended up holding on for a 3-2 win on what was a frigid and snowy opening day in downtown Detroit.
Following the game, Boyd spoke to the media about his performance and it all started off with him flashing a WWE Championship belt.
Boyd told reporters that fellow pitcher Derek Holland bought a few belts to give out to his teammates he believed earned “player of the game.” Boyd said he and Miguel Cabrera, who hit a first-inning home run, were the two recipients for today’s game.
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) April 1, 2021
— Derek Holland (@Dutch_Oven45) April 1, 2021