Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Note that Akron was off Thursday.
Josh Tomlin (SP, Columbus): W (2-1), 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO
Some nights you just have it. Thursday was certainly one of those nights for Tomlin, as the right-hander filled the zone (70 of his 89 pitches were strikes) and mowed down the Durham Bulls. Not normally a strikeout guy, Tomlin managed to get double-digit strikeouts for only the second time in his professional career (he also did it on May 19, 2007 while with Lake County). Though Thursday was easily his best performance of 2014, Tomlin’s other starts have not been bad; the right-hander has not gone fewer than six innings in any start and owns a 2.06 ERA and 3.49 FIP in 35.0 innings. Some of that could be the 29-year-old using his command and experience to carve up Triple-A hitters, but with the struggles in the major league rotation, Tomlin’s making a compelling case to get a look in Cleveland in the near-future. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 2, 2014