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Tomlin Torched as Indians Lose Two of Three to Sox Following a 10-4 Loss: Three Takeaways From the Defeat

1. Tomlin Terrible From the Start

Indians starter Josh Tomlin didn’t have much time to try and find a groove based on the fact that Tim Anderson deposited his first pitch in the stands for a quick 1-0 lead on Thursday night.

The numbers for the Tribe fourth starter are alarming to say the least after just two games. 0-2, an ERA of 18.47, 6.1 innings pitched, 13 runs on 15 hits with two homers.

Consider last season when he began the year 2-0 with wins over the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers, he threw 11.2 innings in the two games, allowing two runs on eight hits with 10 strikeouts.

Both manager Terry Francona and Tomlin used the word ‘leaked’ when describing the pitchers throws coming back over the plate, meaning it had to be something both noticed was going awfully wrong during the outings.

We saw how bad Tomlin was last August, and he was able to turn it around to end up throwing as the teams’ number two guy all through the postseason.

He said after the game he’d be right back at it at the park Friday looking to get things right. Let’s hope that happens in his next start scheduled for Wednesday in Minnesota.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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