|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||2/2/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 234 lbs|
|From||Mercer Island, WA|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 6|
Boyd (6-7) struck out 10 but was dealt the loss at Kansas City on Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks across seven innings.
Boyd cruised through the first four frames but scuffled during the fifth and sixth innings, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks. It's the third straight start the 28-year-old has reached double-digit strikeouts, and he next lines up to pitch Thursday at Cleveland.
Boyd (6-6) picked up the win Thursday against the White Sox despite allowing four runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work. He struck out 13 and did not walk a batter.
Boyd allowed a two-run homer to Jose Rondon in the fourth and another to Eloy Jimenez in the sixth, raising his ERA to a still respectable 3.87. The 13 strikeouts, however, tied a season high. Boyd's strikeout rate now sits at 32.0 percent, an incredible jump from his previous career high of 22.4 percent.
Boyd won't make his scheduled start Tuesday versus the White Sox since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Boyd will end up receiving a couple extra days of rest and will take the mound Thursday in Chicago. The 28-year-old was previously scheduled to start Sunday as well, but the postponement will cost him the chance for a two-start week.
Boyd (5-6) allowed four earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out 11 across seven innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rangers.
Boyd got off to very strong start, striking out five of the first six batters he faced. While his strikeout pace slowed, Boyd managed an impressive 20 swinging strikes on 96 total pitches. However, he was undone by allowing three home runs -- all solo shots -- and has now surrendered at least one homer in five consecutive outings. Boyd's ERA sits at a season-worst mark of 3.72, which he'll try to correct in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at the White Sox.