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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 pitched well in Sunday's win over the Tigers, allowing three runs on six hits over eight innings.
All three of the runs on Tomlin's line scored via the home run, with Mike Aviles striking for a solo shot in the third inning and Victor Martinez launching a pair of solo dingers in the fourth and sixth innings. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The veteran right-hander will carry a nice 3.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 56/8 K/BB ratio (89 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Blue Jays next time he takes the mound. Jun 26 - 4:21 PM

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Josh Tomlin allowed four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings against the Rays on Monday.

Tomlin didn't factor in the decision despite pitching reasonably well. The right-hander gave up just five hits without walking a batter, but two home runs did some damage. He's still 8-1 in 13 starts and owns a 3.32 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year. He'll look for his ninth win Sunday against the Tigers.
Jun 20 - 10:16 PM

Josh Tomlin kept the Royals to one run over seven innings Tuesday but settled for a no-decision.

Tomlin left in line for his ninth win, but the bullpen let him down and stuck him without a say in the decision. It was still yet another strong start in what has been a tremendous year for the 31-year-old, who has a 3.27 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 50/7 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings. Tomlin will look for a better result Monday against the Rays.
Jun 14 - 11:16 PM

Josh Tomlin navigated nine hits allowed to surrender two runs across 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Mariners.

Tomlin struck out four and did not walk a batter. Robinson Cano cranked a long solo homer to dead center in the first inning and Adam Lind struck for a solo shot of his own in the seventh to account for the limited scoring on Tomlin's line. The 31-year-old right-hander will carry a 3.48 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 45/7 K/BB ratio (67 1/3 innings) into a road showdown with the Royals next time he toes the rubber. Tomlin will be looking to improve to 9-1 in that one.
Jun 10 - 1:54 AM

Josh Tomlin bumped his record to 8-1 by holding the Royals to one run over 6 1/3 innings of a 7-1 Indians victory on Saturday.

Tomlin was coming off a bad loss to the Rangers on Monday, but managed to right the ship tonight. He spread out seven hits and one walk while striking out four. Tomlin improved his ERA to 3.54 to go with a nice 1.10 WHIP. Tomlin has been a nice surprise as the Indians’ fourth starter this season.
Jun 5 - 12:20 AM

Josh Tomlin was pounded for eight runs -- four earned -- across 3 2/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

The Rangers jumped on Tomlin early with a single and homer to kick off the game and they didn't let up. He yielded nine hits on the day and struck out only one. One of these kinds of outings was bound to come for Tomlin eventually. Luckily for him, half of the runs were unearned so his ERA wasn't blown up too badly. He'll try to bounce back this weekend versus the Royals.
May 30 - 9:14 PM

Josh Tomlin held the White Sox to two runs over eight innings in a 6-2 win Tuesday, earning his seventh straight victory.

Tomlin allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six on the evening. He's now tied for second in the American League in wins, and his 0.98 WHIP is second to only Chris Sale -- the pitcher he defeated on Tuesday -- among qualified AL pitchers. Through eight starts, the 31-year-old is a perfect 7-0 with a 3.35 ERA. Tomlin will try to stay undefeated Monday against the Rangers.
May 24 - 11:30 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Reds to two runs over 7 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Tomlin yielded just five hits and a walk, with a Joey Votto two-run homer accounting for all the Reds' scoring. Impressively, Tomlin also struck out seven, a season high for him. The win improved him to a perfect 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in seven starts. He'll put his undefeated record on the line Monday at the White Sox.
May 19 - 10:01 PM

Josh Tomlin didn’t factor into the decision after giving up four runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings against the Twins on Friday.

All of the damage came via the home run ball, as Tomlin gave up three of them. He struck out four and walked a pair in the no-decision. Tomlin has a fine 3.82 ERA and a 23/4 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings so far this season, but has allowed seven home runs in the process. He gave up 13 homers in just 65 2/3 innings last season.
May 14 - 12:27 AM

Josh Tomlin turned in an uneventful outing in Sunday's win over the Royals, allowing four runs on seven hits over six-plus innings.

Tomlin struck out three without walking a batter. Three of the four runs on his line scored in the fourth inning, when Eric Hosmer burned him for a two-run homer and Salvador Perez notched an RBI double. The 31-year-old right-hander will carry a fine -- if unspectacular -- 3.72 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into a home start against the Twins next time he takes the mound. He will be looking to improve to 6-0 in that one.
May 8 - 6:04 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Tigers to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.

Tomlin surrendered nine hits -- with one of them being a two-run shot by Ian Kinsler -- but he didn't walk anyone and struck out five. The crafty right-hander has now won each of his four starts this season and sports a 3.13 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll get the Royals this weekend at home.
May 3 - 9:47 PM

Josh Tomlin delivered a strong performance in Friday's victory over the Tigers, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The veteran right-hander scattered just four hits and a walk on the night while striking out four. Tomlin has been outstanding through his first two starts, registering a 1.54 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue that dominance when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Apr 22 - 10:22 PM

Josh Tomlin left Saturday's game against the Mets with a right hamstring cramp.

He came out after throwing 76 pitches. Tomlin noticed something was wrong when he threw a warmup pitch before the sixth inning. After getting looked at by a trainer, the Indians decided his day was done. Tomlin allowed four hits and one run over five innings in his season debut. He also contributed six strikeouts without allowing a walk. At this point, it's unclear if Tomlin will be able to make his next start Friday against Detroit.
Apr 16 - 6:24 PM

Josh Tomlin's turn in the Indians' rotation will be skipped following Sunday's rainout.

That means Tomlin won't make his first start of the season until April 16 after winning the club's No. 5 starter spot. He'll be available out of the bullpen until then.
Apr 10 - 1:38 PM

Josh Tomlin will begin the year as the Indians' fifth starter.

He got the nod over Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Tomlin helped his case Tuesday by tossing six scoreless innings against the Mariners, with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The Indians are willing to give him a shot after he posted a 3.02 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 over 10 starts after returning from shoulder surgery last year.
Mar 30 - 1:38 PM

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