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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 15 - 7:27 PM

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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.
Oct 10 - 10:57 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.
Oct 2 - 5:58 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.
Oct 1 - 9:49 PM

Josh Tomlin was dealt a tough-luck loss Sunday, yielding two runs -- one earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox.

He struck out just one on the day, but Tomlin was good in this one with just five hits allowed and no walks. However, unfortunately for Tomlin and the Indians, Carlos Rodon was dominant. Tomlin has been much better since re-entering the rotation, permitting just one earned run in each of his three outings. He'll conclude his regular season with a start versus the Royals.
Sep 25 - 4:12 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Royals to just one run across 6 2/3 innings but settled for a no-decision in a 2-1 victory.

He matched zeroes with Edinson Volquez for much of the night, as it was 1-1 headed into the ninth when Brandon Guyer ended it with a walk-off RBI double. Tomlin has pitched well in each of his two starts since rejoining the Tribe's rotation, yielding just two runs over 11 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going against the White Sox on Sunday.
Sep 20 - 10:19 PM

Josh Tomlin held the White Sox to one run in five innings to prevail Wednesday in his return to the rotation.

Tomlin hadn't started since getting blasted by the Rangers on Aug. 25. The win tonight was his first in six starts since July 30, and it'll ensure that he stays in the rotation for now. He'll get the Royals if the Indians stay in rotation next week or the White Sox again if they push him back after the off day Monday. He should be worth using in AL-only leagues either way.
Sep 14 - 11:47 PM

Josh Tomlin will have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

Tomlin had been scheduled to start at some point early next week, but plans changed after he was rocked for four runs in just 1 2/3 innings by the Twins last time he toed the rubber. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a rough 11.48 ERA in six August starts.
Aug 31 - 6:02 PM

Josh Tomlin was chased after allowing four runs over 1 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

Brian Dozier homered on Tomlin's first pitch of the game and things didn't get much better after that. Tomlin has been truly awful in August with an 11.48 ERA over six starts, and it could be enough to boot him from the rotation. If he gets another shot it will come against the Astros.
Aug 30 - 11:33 PM

Josh Tomlin was knocked around again Thursday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

Once again, homers played a part, with the Rangers hitting a pair of three-run shots. Tomlin has now given up 34 homers in 24 starts, a brutal number that partly explains why he's lost five straight decisions to fall to 11-8. Tomlin owns a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, and he'll attempt to snap the skid Tuesday against the Twins.
Aug 26 - 12:03 AM

Josh Tomlin allowed six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Tomlin served up three homers among the nine hits, as he's now given up at least one homer in 21 of 23 starts this year. That was alright when he was winning, but the right-hander has now lost four straight to fall to 11-7 with a 4.39 ERA. He's never missed a lot of bats, so some regression was always in the cards. He'll try to stop the bleeding Thursday against the Rangers.
Aug 20 - 11:46 PM

Josh Tomllin (family emergency) will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Tomlin left the team Wednesday to deal with a family medical emergency back home in Texas but he'll return to the team Friday and will take the mound a day later. The 31-year-old got off to a booming start this year but has faded quickly in the second half with a 5.84 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break.
Aug 18 - 4:49 PM

Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the family medical emergency list.

Tomlin is returning to his home in Tyler, Texas, to deal with a personal matter. He will be allowed to spend up to five days away from the team. With Danny Salazar not set for activation from the disabled list until Thursday, the Tribe will be working with a 24-man roster for a day.
Aug 17 - 6:03 PM

Josh Tomlin surrendered three earned runs over 7 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Tomlin struck out three and didn't walk a batter but the Indians got to him for seven hits, including a David Ortiz two-run shot and a Jackie Bradley solo bomb -- both in the top of the sixth inning. Tomlin had been lit up in back-to-back outings entering play on Monday, so his line actually counts as a marked improvement. He did make it into the eighth inning. A home start versus the Blue Jays is next.
Aug 15 - 4:18 PM

Josh Tomlin struggled for a second consecutive start in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals, yielding seven runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.

Tomlin was rocked by the Yankees for seven runs in his last start. He at least achieved a mark of dreadful symmetry by repeating the feat one turn later. On Wednesday, the bulk of the damage came in the form of three-run second and fifth innings. These recent Hindenburg-esque outings have boosted Tomlin's ERA from 3.43 to 4.18. He will try for better results -- as John Lennon once sang, can't get much worse -- in a home start against the Red Sox next time out.
Aug 10 - 8:52 PM

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