Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin will be moved up to start Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was necessary after Trevor Bauer suffered a non-baseball injury on his pinkie, which required several stitches. Bauer and Tomlin switched spots, with Bauer now slated to start Game 3 on Monday. Tomlin will be pitching on normal rest. He now lines up to start again in Game 6, if necessary.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin is scheduled to start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just as he did in the Divisional Series, Tomlin will take the ball for the Indians' first road game of the series. Nothing is set in stone, but this move would likely set up the 31-year-old to face Toronto's Opening Day starter Marcus Stroman.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin will start Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday after Sunday's game was postponed due to adverse weather conditions, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin's start has simply been pushed back a day, following Sunday's game being rained out. Tomlin has been dialed in lately, as he's notched a 1.75 ERA and 0.78 WHIP over his last four starts. During that time (25.2 innings), his control has been elite as he's walked zero batters.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin (13-9) won after allowing two runs on six hits and no walks with three strikeouts in 7.1 innings against the Royals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

After struggling for much of the second half, Tomlin delivered one of his best starts of the year on the season's final day. His command was excellent, as he threw 64 of his 88 pitches for strikes and did not walk anybody, lowering his MLB-leading walk rate to 1.0 BB/9. He did allow a home run, however, his 36th of the season. Tomlin's 5.9 K/BB and 1.19 WHIP are very good, but unless he's able to keep the ball in the park he'll continue to be a middling fantasy option.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin will start Sunday against the Royals, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Zack Meisel reports.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like the Indians are lining up Tomlin to be ready to pitch Game 2 of the ALDS on normal rest in case Corey Kluber (groin) isn't ready to take the ball. This doesn't affect his fantasy value, as Tomlin was either going to start Friday or Sunday against the Royals.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin's next start will either come Friday or Sunday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians have shaken up their rotation over the final week after clinching the division Monday. Tomlin's next start could hinge on whether Corey Kluber (groin) will be able to start Game 1 of the ALDS. If Kluber can't go, Trevor Bauer would start Game 1 and Tomlin would start Game 2, meaning he would start Sunday's season finale to line up for that postseason start on normal rest.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin went 6.2 innings against the Royals on Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and no walks, taking a no-decision. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin was removed after just 84 pitches Tuesday in his best start since July. He received a no-decision as the Indians managed just one run until the bottom of the ninth, when Brandon Guyer hit a pinch hit, walkoff single to win the game 2-1. Tomlin has now rebounded from a brutal August where he posted an astronomical 11.48 ERA, allowing just one run in each of the his two September starts. His ERA is now 4.61 on the year.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

Tomlin (12-8) lasted only the minimum five innings for a win and struck out a mere two hitters, but gave up just one run on four hits without a walk against the White Sox on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was Tomlin's first start of September, as his only other appearance of the month was a one-inning relief appearance nine days prior. There's good reason for that: the brutal 34 runs he'd given up over a six-start span before getting temporarily bumped from the rotation. Before that slump, he was actually carrying an ERA in the mid-threes, so if Tomlin's turned things around, he could offer a bit of fantasy value down the stretch, although his contact- and homer-prone ways do him no favors.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

Tomlin will be skipped his next time through the rotation, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin was one of the biggest surprise performers in the first half, holding a 3.21 ERA through July 1. But a harsh correction in a horrific August (11.48 ERA in 26.1 innings) has led to at least a temporary breather from the rotation. Cleveland has not yet named a replacement but carries several logical in-house options, including long reliever Mike Clevinger and Triple-A Columbus starters Cody Anderson and T.J. House.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

Tomlin lasted just 1.2 innings in a no-decision Tuesday versus the Twins. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's 41-pitch outing marked Tomlin's shortest start since 2012. The right-hander gave the Indians four solid months (11-3 with a 3.48 ERA over his first 19 starts), but has been brutal since the beginning of August (0-5 with an 11.48 ERA over six starts). Tomlin's post All-Star performance has been so bad that his place in the rotation in now in jeopardy. Assuming he does make his next start, it will come Monday against the Astros.