Tigers SP Matthew Boyd hits former teammate Nicholas Castellanos to start season

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd did not get off to the greatest start of the 2020 season on Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

After loading the bases before getting a single out in the bottom of the first inning, up came former Tiger, Nicholas Castellanos.

It would have been nice to see Nicholas hit into a double play or even strikeout but instead, Boyd hit him with a curveball that he lost control of. It was the first time in Castellanos’ career that he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

At the time of this post, Boyd had only gotten one out in the first with the Reds leading 2-0 with bases still loaded.