Justin Verlander did not get a hit until his 10th season in the major leagues. It took him 26 interleague at-bats before his first single. Matthew Boyd did it on his first swing.
The first pitch @mattboyd48 saw was his first @MLB hit.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 11, 2017
It's early, but he's batting 1.000 ➡️ https://t.co/5sIYI3dCLF pic.twitter.com/xEwr1AS2aI
(Click through to watch video of Boyd’s hit)
And here’s a view from the stands from an old friend of the blog, Mike McClary:
#Boyd pic.twitter.com/cXaP1QnpbC— Mike McClary (@DailyFungo) May 11, 2017
And for the nerdzzz out there, the ball came off the bat at 97 mph.
Lucky Hit: Matthew Boyd (1) [DET] off Zack Godley [ARI]: 97.1 mph, -30 degrees (Single)— MLBExitVelocity (@MLBExitVelocity) May 11, 2017
Verlander, of course, appreciated the whole thing greatly.