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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 19 (0) / CLE
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Josh Tomlin registered a quality start but took a loss Tuesday, yielding three runs over six frames versus the Astros.
Tomlin ran into trouble in the fifth inning when he allowed four straight hits to start the frame, which resulted in the only three runs he gave up. He pitched well overall, though, striking out six without issuing a walk. Tomlin has now logged two straight quality starts after two awful showings to start the season. He’ll take on the Mariners on Sunday. Apr 25 - 9:20 PM

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Josh Tomlin limited the Twins to three runs over six frames in an 11-4 victory Tuesday.

It was a pretty boring "quality start," as Tomlin notched just two strikeouts and permitted seven hits in allowing his three runs, but he didn't walk a batter and needed just 88 pitches to navigate through his six frames. The veteran righty will take it given that he entered the night with an 18.47 ERA> Tomlins gets the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 12:59 AM

Josh Tomlin was lit up by the White Sox on Thursday, allowing seven runs on eight hits over 1 2/3 innings.

The Sox put up five runs in the first inning -- including a pair of homers -- but Tomlin wasn't done. He allowed two more runs in the second before exiting. He's now yielded 13 runs over his first 6 1/3 innings, which equates to an 18.47 ERA. That, coupled with the fact that his 13-9 record and 4.40 ERA last season were somewhat fluky, makes the 32-year-old a non-factor in basically all fantasy leagues. The Indians have fewer options, unfortunately, so Tomlin will run back out there Tuesday against the Twins.
Apr 14 - 8:15 AM

Josh Tomlin was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It's usually the home run ball that undoes Tomlin, but he didn't give up any bombs tonight. A walk, a single, a double and a groundout led to two runs in the fourth. He then gave up a single, hit a batter and surrendered two more hits in what ended up being a five-run fifth inning. We're not big fans of Tomlin's in AL-only leagues this year.
Apr 8 - 1:42 AM

Josh Tomlin could not keep the ball in the park in Saturday's Cactus League dance with the White Sox, yielding four home runs and five total runs over 6 1/3 innings.

All five of the runs on Tomlin's line touched home via the long ball, with Jacob May, Cody Asche and Jose Abreu bopping solo taters in the first, second and sixth innings and Evereth Cabrera polishing off matters with a two-run dinger in the seventh. While Tomlin has surrendered at least two runs in each of his last three spring starts, he is already assured of a spot at the back of the rotation. Saturday's was not the most encouraging of outings.
Mar 25 - 6:59 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings Sunday in Cactus League play.

Tomlin was knocked around for six runs -- five earned -- over just three innings in his last Cactus League start against the Giants, so this outing was a refreshing sight. He struck out six, walked none, and gave up only two hits -- one being a homer to Chris Herrmann. Tomlin is locked into a spot near the back end of the Indians' rotation.
Mar 19 - 5:55 PM

Josh Tomlin was knocked around for six runs -- five earned -- over just three innings in a rough Cactus League outing Tuesday versus the Giants.

Tomlin gave up five runs in the first and one more in the second, with Jarrett Parker and Justin Ruggiano providing separate two-run homers. That the right-hander made it through three innings is actually kind of impressive. Tomlin is locked into a spot in the Indians' Opening Day rotation, but he makes for an uninspiring fantasy option for 2017.
Mar 14 - 6:05 PM

Josh Tomlin spun 3 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball against the Angels on Thursday.

He gave up three hits without a walk and fanned one batter. The 32-year-old made 29 starts for the Indians last year, going 13-9 with a 4.40 ERA. He figures to be Cleveland's fourth or fifth starter this year.
Mar 9 - 7:56 PM

Josh Tomlin was charged with six earned runs over 2 1/3 innings as the Indians lost Game 6 of the World Series to the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Tomlin retired the first two batters he faced, but No. 3 hitter Kris Bryant launched a 433-foot blast to left-center field to open the night's scoring and two more runs crossed the plate following a misplay in right field by Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall. Addison Russell then slugged a grand slam in the top of the third, putting the game out of reach early. Tomlin entered his Game 6 start with a 1.76 ERA in 15 1/3 postseason innings. He left it with a 4.58 postseason ERA.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched well in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, scattering just two hits and a walk over 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Tomlin punched out one on the evening. He was lifted after throwing just 58 pitches, as manager Terry Francona turned to Andrew Miller to get Miguel Montero with a man on second base and two outs in the fifth inning. Tomlin has been outstanding throughout the postseason, registering a 1.76 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings. He'll get the ball again in Game 6.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that Josh Tomlin will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Cubs.

Francona did mention that Tomlin could be pushed up to Game 2 in the event that Trevor Bauer's lacerated pinky finger isn't ready to go. Tomlin owns a 2.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings in his two starts this postseason (both victories).
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Josh Tomlin yielded three hits, two walks and one run while providing six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in the Indians' win over the Blue Jays Saturday in Game 2 of the ALCS.

With Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar injured, the Indians needed someone besides Corey Kluber to step up. Tomlin answered the bell with a terrific Game 2, outdueling 20-game winner J.A. Happ. Tomlin has a tendency to give up the long ball, which was definitely a concern against Toronto’s stacked lineup. But instead of feeding the Blue Jays fastballs, Tomlin stuck with his breaking ball, which resulted in 10 groundouts. Cleveland’s elite bullpen did the rest with Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combining for 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The Indians are now 5-0 in the postseason and 2-0 to begin the ALCS. Trevor Bauer will draw the start Monday in Game 3 at Rogers Centre.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Red Sox to two runs over five-plus innings as the Indians won ALDS Game 3 on Monday 4-3.

The Red Sox were back at Fenway Park and facing elimination in a game that didn't seem to set up well for Tomlin. However, the soft-tossing right-hander limited Boston to just four hits and one walk, with one of the two runs being charged to him after he was pulled. Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen took it the rest of the way, closing out the one-run win to advance the Tribe to the ALCS. They'll play Game 1 against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Royals to two earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in the Indians' 3-2 victory.

Tomlin gave up an RBI double to Whit Merrifield in the bottom of the first inning and a solo home run to Cheslor Cuthbert in the bottom of the fifth, but he was otherwise steady in his final regular-season outing. The right-hander walked none and struck out three. He's lined up to start Game 3 of the ALDS versus the Red Sox.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Josh Tomlin will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox.

The Indians don't really have any other options with Danny Salazar (forearm) and Carlos Carrasco (hand) still recovering from injuries. Tomlin got off to a hot start this year but has fallen off the map with a dismal second half (3-7, 5.94 ERA). Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber will start Games 1 and 2 for Cleveland.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody