Matthew Boyd gives up back to back home runs to start game vs. White Sox (VIDEO)

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd entered tonight’s game sporting a rather unsightly ERA of 10.24. His start tonight didn’t do him any favors.

He gave up a leadoff home run to Chicago’s Tim Anderson, and subsequently gave up a home run to Yoan Moncada:

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At least soon we’ll finally get to see Casey Mize.

BONUS CONTENT: C.J. Cron is officially done for the season

He will be having a surgical procedure done to correct a knee injury that he suffered on Monday against the Chicago White Sox after he was hit by a line drive:

He finishes the year .190/.346/.548 stat line with four homers and eight RBIs in 13 games.

BONUS CONTENT: Ron Gardenhire concerned about Tigers pitching

It’s official – the Detroit Tigers starting pitching rotation is struggling.

Manager Ron Gardenhire had a frank response when asked about his team’s pitching following their 18th consecutive loss at the hands of the division rival Cleveland Indians, a 10-5 setback that was powered by a six-run fourth inning with Ivan Nova on the mound.

It definitely wasn’t Nova’s finest outing. He gave up two long balls while also surrendering eight earned runs on five hits, two walks, and one wild pitch. He now sports a 8.52 ERA on the season, while Detroit’s starting staff as a whole stands at 7.47.

However, despite his and Matthew Boyd‘s struggles, GM Al Avila has made it clear he won’t be bringing up star prospect Casey Mize any time soon.