How Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd has made 2019 his breakout year

  • Baseball null It’s normally about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Syracuse to Buffalo, going straight west on I-90, but somewhere along that route a truck had flipped, so Matthew Boyd, his wife and Daniel Norris had two extra hours to sit and think about the fact that they had been traded from the Blue Jays to the Tigers.It was July 30, 2015, and the two pitchers had learned about 20 minutes apart, Norris getting the call first, that they were changing organizations. Boyd was scheduled to start against Syracuse that night on getaway day, but they squeezed into Boyd’s 2008 F-150 and headed west instead. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNWith Norris tucked into the small back seat and his wife at his side, Boyd inched along the highway while the three of them talked about what had happened. “Just soaking it in, ‘Wow, we’re going to a different team’,” Boyd told Sporting News,夜网论坛 recalling the drive almost four years later.They were all three a little surprised that the Tigers, who were sending David Price to Toronto in the deal, would want two left-handed pitchers who were so similar in return. Initially, Boyd said, Norris was supposed to go straight to the majors while he was going to Triple-A Toledo first, but all three of them felt like the change was promising.“We just talked about the new opportunity and w[......]