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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians optioned RHP Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
He was a candidate to lose his spot in the rotation once Justin Masterson returned from the disabled list, but is being sent out in order to add Zach McAllister who is needed to start on Saturday. The veteran right-hander owns a 4.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 77/10 K/BB ratio over 86 2/3 innings on the season. Jul 26 - 3:32 PM

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Josh Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Tomlin gave up seven hits (including two home runs) while walking none and striking out five. He has now allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings of work and has just one win over his last eight starts. He's no sure thing to keep a rotation spot once Justin Masterson comes back from the DL.
Jul 26 - 12:36 AM

Josh Tomlin gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Tomlin was off from the get-go, allowing two runs in the top of the first inning and a Torii Hunter two-run homer in the fourth. He's now 5-7 on the season with a 4.43 ERA. A road start against the Royals is next.
Jul 20 - 4:07 PM

Josh Tomlin went home with a no-decision, allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Yankees.

Compared to some of his recent starts, Tomlin was on point on Wednesday. Tomlin entered the start having allowed at least four runs without making it through the sixth inning in four out of his previous five starts. On this night, he held the Yankees to eight hits without issuing a walk while striking out five. Tomlin owns a 4.21 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 69/9 K/BB ratio. After the Indians return from the All-Star break, Tomlin will take on the Tigers on the road in his next start.
Jul 10 - 12:11 AM

Josh Tomlin was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Royals, allowing five runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, Tomlin managed to rack up six strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. A three-run blast from Mike Moustakas provided the biggest blow against him on the night. He'll bring a 4.11 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 64/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Jul 4 - 10:20 PM

Josh Tomlin struck out 11 in a one-hit shutout of the Mariners on Saturday.

Yeah, that Josh Tomlin. It was his second career complete game, the first coming against the Royals back in 2010. It was also the first time he's ever made a start without allowing a run. He topped his previous high in strikeouts by three. Tomlin was coming off three starts in which he gave up 18 runs -- 13 earned -- and 28 hits over 15 innings. To put it in other words, we wouldn't necessarily expect a repeat performance next time out against the Royals.
Jun 29 - 1:05 AM

Josh Tomlin was lit up for eight runs -- five earned -- over four innings Sunday by the Tigers.

Tomlin struggled right out of the gate, yielding a line drive solo homer to Miguel Cabrera in the top of the first inning and an RBI single to Cabrera in the top of the third. Detroit then poured on seven runs in a sloppy fifth inning for the home team. Tomlin has now been roughed up in three straight outings. He will try to right the ship next time out in a road start against the Mariners.
Jun 22 - 4:52 PM

Josh Tomlin fell to 4-4, allowing six runs (five earned) in 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Tomlin was solid early, but began to wear down starting in the fifth inning. He allowed two home runs: a three-run bomb to Mike Trout in the fifth, and a solo shot to Howie Kendrick in the sixth before departing. Overall, he allowed 11 hits, walked none, and struck out four. Tomlin has otherwise been solid for the Indians in eight starts, owning a 3.86 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 42/7 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Tigers at home in his next start.
Jun 17 - 11:04 PM

Josh Tomlin fell to 4-3, allowing four runs (three earned) in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

Tomlin allowed a season-high nine hits, including a two-run home run to David Ortiz in the fifth inning. He also walked two and struck out three in the effort. Tomlin owns a 3.33 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP with a 38/7 K/BB ratio in 46 innings over seven starts and a three-inning relief appearance. He'll get the Angels at home in his next turn in the rotation.
Jun 12 - 10:34 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched eight innings of three-run ball Saturday in a win over the Rangers.

We were among those disappointed when the Indians initially picked Tomlin over Trevor Bauer a month ago, but he's been very good, going 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA. He doesn't have the stuff to keep this up, though as long as he continues to keep the walks to a minimum, he can help the Indians. We wouldn't pick him up in mixed leagues, especially with a start in Fenway next on the schedule.
Jun 7 - 7:18 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed five runs (two earned) over five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

The big blow was a three-run homer from Dayan Viciedo in the third inning. Tomlin struck out a season-high eight batters and walked one in the loss. He now holds a 3.04 ERA and 22/4 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings this season and should remain useful in AL-only leagues as long as he holds a rotation spot.
May 26 - 5:42 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Tomlin didn't walk a batter while striking out two in the win. He's now 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in two starts this year. He'll try to keep it going against the Athletics on Saturday.
May 11 - 6:43 PM

Josh Tomlin impressed in his 2014 debut against the Twins on Tuesday, holding the opposition to one run over 6 2/3 innings and earning the win as the Indians emerged victorious by a 4-2 margin.

The Indians moved the struggling Carlos Carrasco to the bullpen and elected to have Tomlin take his place. Tomlin had been pitching well in Triple-A, posting a 2.06 ERA with a 28/9 K/BB ratio in 35 innings. His good fortune continued on Tuesday as the right-hander allowed the one run -- a Chris Colabello solo homer -- on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Tomlin will face the Rays on the road next.
May 6 - 9:56 PM

Indians recalled RHP Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus.

Tomlin will start for the Tribe on Tuesday night against the Twins. It's an easy matchup and Tomlin had good numbers this year at Triple-A, but the 29-year-old has never enjoyed much success at the major league level and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
May 6 - 4:05 PM

The Indians announced that Josh Tomlin will move into the rotation and start Tuesday in Carlos Carrasco's place.

Truly baffling. Tomlin was a well below average pitcher before undergoing Tommy John surgery and missed most of last year, and that he's had some success in Triple-A this year doesn't figure to change anything. The Indians simply aren't good enough to mess around with stopgaps like this, not with Trevor Bauer so clearly deserving of the chance.
May 3 - 3:50 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Josh Tomlin
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone