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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
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Making his final start of the season on Friday, Josh Tomlin held the Red Sox to two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Tomlin whiffed five and walked two. Both runs on his line came in the fourth inning, when David Ortiz whacked a two-run homer. With this start in the books, we can put a pretty little bow on the 30-year-old right-hander's 2015 season. It was a strong one, as he pitched to a 3.02 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 57/8 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings. Oct 2 - 10:20 PM

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Josh Tomlin pitched ineffectively during Saturday's win over the Royals, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Tomlin neither walked nor struck out a batter in the contest. Three of the five runs on his line scored in the fourth inning, keyed by a two-run double off the bat of Salvador Perez. The 30-year-old right-hander will carry a still-shiny 3.03 ERA and 0.81 WHIP into his final start of the season, a home date with the Twins.
Sep 26 - 10:27 PM

Josh Tomlin kept the White Sox off the board over 5 2/3 innings to snag the win on Sunday.

Tomlin entered the start with a 44/3 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Stunningly, he matched that walk total in his start on Sunday. He worked around those and four hits with eight strikeouts. Tomlin, in eight starts, has a 2.43 ERA, a 0.74 WHIP, and a 52/6 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings now. He'll have to deal with the Royals in a road start next.
Sep 20 - 5:07 PM

Josh Tomlin tossed a complete game against the Royals on Tuesday, allowing two runs in a loss.

Tomlin gave up just four hits, but they were well-timed by Royals hitters -- they strung together three hits in the second inning for one of their runs, and the other came on an Alex Rios solo homer. Tomlin struck out six in the effort. It was the most recent showing in what has been a strong, if abbreviated, year for the right-hander, who had won five straight decisions before Tuesday's setback. Tomlin will carry a 5-2 record, 2.70 ERA and 0.68 WHIP into Sunday's contest against the White Sox.
Sep 15 - 10:01 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings but picked up the win on Wednesday versus the White Sox.

Tomlin limited the White Sox to one run on a Trayce Thompson solo home run in the second inning, but he faltered in the sixth. Tyler Saladino and Jose Abreu hit back-to-back solo home runs to cut the deficit to 4-3. The right-hander got Melky Cabrera out, but gave up a single to Avisail Garcia before departing. Tomlin allowed five hits overall, walked none, and struck out six. With six starts under his belt, he has an impressive 2.85 ERA with a 0.73 WHIP and a 38/3 K/BB ratio over 41 innings. He'll take on the Royals at home his next time out.
Sep 9 - 11:18 PM

Josh Tomlin delivered a masterful performance in Friday's victory over the Tigers, allowing just one run on four hits while pitching his first complete game this season.

Tomlin racked up six strikeouts on the night while walking one. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI single by Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning. The veteran right-hander has pitched very well in his five starts this season, compiling a 2.55 ERA and 32/3 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings. He'll take on the White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday and warrants consideration in all mixed leagues while he's pitching this well.
Sep 4 - 10:12 PM

Josh Tomlin picked up the win on Sunday, holding the Angels to two runs in seven innings.

Tomlin made only one mistake, resulting in a solo home run to Grant Green in the sixth inning. He allowed the leadoff batter to reach on a single to begin the eighth inning before giving way to Zach McAllister, who allowed the inherited runner to score. Tomlin allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out eight in the effort. He's been effective in four starts thus far, owning a 3.08 ERA with a 0.76 WHIP and a 26/2 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings. The right-hander will take on the Tigers in a road match next.
Aug 30 - 4:02 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed four runs over six innings, striking out seven, in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Tomlin oscillated between being nearly unhittable and serving up dingers, with three of his five hits allowed going for homers. Tomlin didn't walk a batter in the contest. The right-hander is now 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 18/2 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings on the year. A real test is on deck when Tomlin faces the Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday.
Aug 25 - 10:48 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Yankees to one run and two hits over seven innings Thursday to pick up his first win of 2015.

It seems like Tomlin always pitches well his first few times out each season, but his career ERA of 4.78 tells the tale of a pitcher who just doesn't quite have the stuff to keep it going. Don't go picking him up in mixed leagues based on his 2.03 ERA since his recall.
Aug 20 - 11:06 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched well in his return to the Indians' rotation on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins.

Tomlin missed the first three months of the season with an injury to the AC joint in his right shoulder. In his return to the majors, he struck out five without walking a batter. Both runs to score against him came via the solo home run, as Eddie Rosario and Chris Herrmann nicked him for back-to-back solo shots in the fifth inning. He held a 4.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 104 innings last season and could be worth a look in deeper AL-only formats. A road start against the Yankees is up next on the schedule as he tries to work his way back into form.
Aug 15 - 10:10 PM

Indians recalled RHP Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll rejoin the Indians rotation on Saturday to take on the Twins in Minnesota. Tomlin posted a 4.22 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 17/1 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings in four starts at Triple-A. He could be worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Aug 15 - 2:28 PM

Josh Tomlin will start for the Indians on Saturday against the Twins at Minnesota's Target Field.

Tomlin underwent an arthroscopic debridement of the AC joint in his right shoulder at the end of spring training, which shelved him for the first three months of the 2015 season. He has a 4.22 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Columbus and probably shouldn't be trusted as a spot starter in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 11 - 5:04 PM

Indians activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

He's successfully rehabbed from shoulder surgery but will have to work his way back from the minors. Tomlin should get a shot during the second half.
Jul 31 - 5:48 PM

Josh Tomlin (shoulder) has begun a rehab assignment.

Tomlin pitched two innings Sunday for the Tribe's Arizona Rookie League club and will move up to Double-A Akron on Friday. Working his way back from surgery on his right AC joint, Tomlin should be an option for the Indians within the next few weeks.
Jul 7 - 9:26 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Josh Tomlin (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

Tomlin has been throwing off a mound at the Tribe's spring training complex. Working his way back from surgery on his right AC join, Tomlin is hoping to be an option for the Indians at some point in the second half.
Jul 5 - 9:18 AM

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