Turnbull (0-2) took the loss Sunday against the Brewers, as he allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out seven. Turnbull pitched decently in this one, as he allowed three runs through five innings and came out for the sixth. He started the frame by allowing consecutive singles, though he managed to strike out Milwaukee slugger Jesus Aguilar before departing. The Detroit bullpen allowed one of the inherited runners to score, but it was still a serviceable outing for Turnbull. The 26-year-old finished his first taste of MLB action with a 6.06 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over 16.1 innings, and he figures to be in the mix for a spot at the back of Detroit's rotation to begin 2019.
Turnbull pitched six innings of one-run ball but took a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Twins. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five. Turnbull pitched better in his second MLB start than his first, in which he gave up six runs in just four innings against this same Minnesota team last week. The 26-year-old righty is scheduled to start the Tigers' last game of the season Sunday against the Brewers as he continues to audition for a 2019 role with the club.
Turnbull (0-1) took the loss Wednesday against the Twins, allowing six runs on six hits and a walk across four innings. He struck out two. Turnbull struggled in his first career big-league start, allowing four runs in the second inning on a trio of singles, a walk and a balk before conceding another two runs in the fourth inning on a pair of RBI doubles. Despite the shaky results, it looks like Turnbull will get at least one more turn through the rotation with Michael Fulmer (knee) set to undergo season-ending knee surgery. He lines up for rematch against the Twins, this time in Minnesota.
Turnbull will start for the Tigers on Wednesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The 25-year-old made 23 starts in the minor leagues this season, split across four levels. He posted a 3.92 ERA with a 10.0 K/9. It's unclear if the Tigers will go with a six-man rotation for the rest of the season or if Turnbull will get just one start before heading back to the bullpen.
Turnbull will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Turnbull and fellow minor-league pitcher Matt Hall will join the Tigers for the stretch run after impressing on the farm. The 25-year-old righty posted a 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 133:46 K:BB across 23 starts across multiple minor-league levels. The Tigers are expected to transition to a six-man rotation for the final few weeks of the season, with either Turnbull or Hall entering the rotation.