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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 surrendered three homers and five runs over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Orioles.
It's past time for the Indians to try someone else in Tomlin's spot. The team has scored at least 10 runs in four of Tomlin's 14 starts. In the other 10, they've gone 1-9. Tomlin currently has a 6.07 ERA that jumps all of the way to 7.91 if you exclude his three starts against a Royals team that couldn't hit at all for two months. Jun 20 - 11:20 PM

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Josh Tomlin picked up his fourth win after allowing four runs in five innings Thursday against the Dodgers.

The Indians would probably have the same record right now if a 59-year-old Tom Candiotti had been taking Tomlin's starts this year. Tomlin is 4-8, and the Indians have scored 11, 12, 10 and 12 runs in his victories.
Jun 15 - 4:16 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed four runs - three earned - and nine hits with no walks or strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings in Saturday's home loss against the White Sox.

Tomlin lost nine games for the entire 2016 season, but he has already been saddled with eight losses through 12 outings this year. His ERA inched up from 5.54 to 5.73 after yet another ugly outing. He is throwing plenty of strikes, but he is just leaving the ball up in the zone and getting hammered. His 1.35 WHIP this season isn't too far off from his mark of 1.19 last season.
Jun 11 - 12:38 AM

Josh Tomlin took a loss after allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

Tomlin couldn't match the complete game he threw Sunday against this same Royals team, but he still did his job tonight. It's not his fault the offense was shut out by Jason Vargas.
Jun 2 - 11:44 PM

Josh Tomlin worked a complete game, yielding just one run, as the Indians trounced the Royals 10-1 on Sunday in Cleveland.

The one run he gave up came on a Jorge Bonifacio solo shot in the top of the fifth inning. Tomlin yielded just six total hits and didn't issue a walk while striking out three. He got through all nine innings on 111 pitches, 79 of which went for strikes. The right-hander dropped his season ERA from 6.70 to 5.79.
May 28 - 4:23 PM

Josh Tomlin gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Reds.

Tomlin has been bad enough this season that he actually lowered his ERA in this one; he's now 2-6 with a 6.70 ERA. The Indians have to be giving serious consideration to bumping him from the rotation when Corey Kluber returns.
May 22 - 11:28 PM

Josh Tomlin was blown up for six earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rays.

Tomlin didn't walk a batter, but he served up seven hits and two of those were home runs. The right-hander is now 2-5 with a 6.86 ERA through eight starts this season for Cleveland. The defending American League champions may have to try something different with his rotation spot.
May 17 - 3:51 PM

Josh Tomlin suffered a tough luck loss on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits over eight strong innings against the Indians.

Tomlin walked one and punched out seven on the evening. He served up an opposite-field solo homer to Miguel Sano in the first inning, which wound up being the total extent of the offense in the ballgame. Now 2-4 on the season, Tomlin will look to further improve upon his 5.87 ERA and 1.33 WHIP when he does battle against the Rays at home on Wednesday.
May 12 - 9:45 PM

Josh Tomlin turned in a sterling effort versus the Royals on Saturday, firing seven innings while surrendering just one run, but did not factor into the decision as the Indians scored twice in the ninth inning to win the game 3-1.

It was the first good start of the season for the embattled right-hander who entered the game with an 8.87 ERA through his first five starts. The only damage he allowed came on an RBI single by Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning. Tomlin yielded just three hits, did not issue a free pass and struck out three batters while lowering his ERA to 7.12 on the season. He has a solid 20/3 strikeout/walk ratio in 30 1/3 innings. The Indians really need him to step up now that ace Corey Kluber is on the disabled list.
May 6 - 7:29 PM

Josh Tomlin surrendered four runs in five innings Sunday in a win over the Mariners.

That's enough to pull Tomlin's ERA under 9.00 for the first time this year. He's 2-3 despite his current 8.87 ERA. Since his last three outings have been better, he's probably no longer in danger of a quick removal from the Indians rotation.
Apr 30 - 5:09 PM

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

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

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