Tomlin (10-3) recorded eight strikeouts but gave up four earned runs on seven hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Orioles. The veteran right-hander got into trouble from the first inning, with a Chris Davis fielder's choice plating Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo bringing home Davis with a 386-foot two-run shot immediately thereafter. Pedro Alvarez's 448-foot solo shot in the seventh then chased Tomlin, and marked the 24th homer he's given up overall this season. Six of those round-trippers have come over his four July starts, with Tomlin giving 12 runs (nine earned) in two of those outings. He'll look to bounce back when he takes on the A's next Saturday.
Tomlin (10-2) allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four over 7.2 innings to earn the win Sunday at the Twins. Tomlin had a 4-0 lead before giving up his only run of the game in the sixth inning to easily pick up his 10th win of 2016. He's now fired quality starts in three of his last four outings to move his ERA to 3.34. He'll make his next start Saturday at the Orioles.
Tomlin (9-2) suffered his first loss since May, allowing eight runs (five earned) on seven hits, including two homers over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Tigers. He also struck out four and walked one. The right-hander has won two games and taken four no-decisions since his last loss, but over that span, he posted a 2.43 ERA. However, home runs have been a major issue for Tomlin lately, as he's allowed 11 bombs in the last 38.2 frames. Overall, Tomlin has a 1.89 HR/9 rate this season. That's definitely something he will have to correct after the All-Star break.
Tomlin didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1, 19-inning victory over the Blue Jays, striking out eight while giving up seven hits, an earned run and two walks over six innings. The right-hander pounded the strike zone consistently, garnering 18 called strikes on the afternoon. Tomlin produced his sixth straight quality start, and kicked off July in fine fashion after an equally strong June. The 31-year-old wrapped up the previous month with a 2-0 record and 2.60 ERA, and lowered the latter figure for the season in each of his first three June appearances. He'll look to get back in the win column against the Tigers next Wednesday.
Tomlin (9-1) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over eight innings while striking out three in Sunday's win over the Tigers. All three runs came on solo homers, but Tomlin got more than enough run support to accommodate his generosity. He'll be sorry to see the calendar flip to July, as he produced a quality start in all five of his outings in June with a 2.60 ERA and just two walks in 34.2 innings. Tomlin will try to make it six QS in a row when he next takes the mound in Toronto on Friday.