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56 Spencer Turnbull SP

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September 14, 2020 08:00 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Allows five runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (4-3) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings Sunday, striking out five and taking the loss against the White Sox.

Most of the damage against Turnbull came during a White Sox three-run fifth inning, but prior to that, the 27-year-old righty coughed up a solo shot to Eloy Jimenez in the fourth. After the disappointing outing, Turnbull owns a 3.94 ERA and 39:27 K:BB across 45.2 innings. Turnbull will look to get back in the win column Saturday at home against Cleveland.

September 9, 2020 05:52 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Picks up fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (4-2) earned the win over Milwaukee on Tuesday, pitching six scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three.

Turnbull struggled with his control again Tuesday -- he has now allowed at least three walks in five straight games -- but was able to keep the Brewers off the scoreboard by limiting them to three hits. The right-hander exited after six innings having thrown 88 pitches (53 strikes). Aside from issuing too many free passes, Turnbull has been mostly effective this season, posting a 3.32 ERA and limiting opponents to 28 hits over 40.2 innings. He'll seek his fifth win on the road against the White Sox on Sunday.

September 3, 2020 12:20 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Struggles with command Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull allowed five runs on three hits and five walks across 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers Wednesday. He struck out five.

The season-high five walks really worked against Turnbull. The righty's pitch count quickly climbed to 89 before getting the hook, and he was constantly dealing with clogged basepaths. Free passes have been an issue all season for Turnbull, as he now has 23 in just 34.2 innings pitched. The 27-year-old still has a respectable 3.89 ERA, but that number will likely climb quickly if he can't display better command moving forward. Turnbull lines up to face Milwaukee again in his next scheduled start Tuesday.

September 2, 2020 05:32 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Good to go for start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (back) is starting Wednesday against the Brewers.

Turnbull received some extra rest while dealing with a stiff back, but he'll be able to make his scheduled start in Milwaukee on Wednesday. The right-hander carries a 2.97 ERA and 1.32 ERA through 30.1 innings this year.

September 2, 2020 06:40 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Dealing with stiff back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull is dealing with a stiff back but is expected to be fine for his start Wednesday against the Brewers, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

While the issue led to the Tigers giving Turnbull some extra rest -- he'll start for the first time in over a week -- it doesn't appear to be particularly concerning. The righty owns a 2.97 ERA through six starts this season.

August 26, 2020 02:52 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Pitches better Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (3-2) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Cubs. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Turnbull narrowly missed his first quality start since Aug. 9, but it was an encouraging effort for the righty after he allowed six earned runs across 6.2 innings in his last two outings. Turnbull walked four batters in each of those previous two games, and he still lacked great command Tuesday with the three free passes, but he was able to work around them. He'll take a strong 2.97 ERA into his next trip to the mound, which is scheduled for Sunday against Minnesota.

August 21, 2020 12:04 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Bounced early in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (2-2) took the loss Thursday against the White Sox, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks in two innings pitched. He did not record a strike out.

Turnbull couldn't find the strike zone once again Thursday, walking four batters for the second start in a row. His three free passes in the first inning contributed to three runs for the White Sox. The right-hander was able to work around another walk and a hit-by-pitch in a scoreless second, but was replaced by Tyler Alexander to start the third. Turnbull will look to work deeper in the game when he takes the ball Monday against the Cubs.

August 16, 2020 12:12 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Can't find plate in first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (2-1) took the loss Saturday as the Tigers fell 3-1 to Cleveland, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out three.

The right-hander had trouble consistently finding the plate, throwing only 53 of 97 pitches for strikes, and while the damage could have been worse, Turnbull had no margin for error with Shane Bieber dominating once again for Cleveland. Turnbull still has a 2.78 ERA on the year, but his 21:11 K:BB through 22.2 innings suggests further regression might be coming. He'll next take the mound Thursday, on the road against the White Sox.

August 10, 2020 03:24 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Solid again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (2-0) pitched seven innings of one-run ball to record the win Sunday against the Pirates. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four.

Turnbull was dialed in, as he worked through seven strong innings on 92 pitches. This was the longest outing of the season for the 27-year-old, who has allowed just four earned runs through 18 innings. Turnbull looks like the best pitcher on the Detroit staff right now, and he'll look to keep rolling in his next outing, which is scheduled for Friday against Cleveland.

August 7, 2020 11:20 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Next start coming Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

After their four-game series with the Cardinals to begin the week was postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Tigers will reorder their pitching schedule heading into the weekend set in Pittsburgh. Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire will roll out his top three starters in the series, with Matthew Boyd and Ivan Nova going Friday and Saturday, respectively, before Turnbull takes the hill for the finale.

August 3, 2020 04:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Scheduled start postponed
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Turnbull will not make his scheduled start Thursday against St. Louis as the series has been postponed due to the Cardinals' coronavirus outbreak, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

St. Louis has decided against traveling to Detroit this week with 13 members of the Cardinals organization testing positive for the virus. Turnbull was lined up to pitch in the fourth game of the series Thursday but will likely bump back to sometime during a weekend series in Pittsburgh. The Tigers have yet to formally announce their rotation plans.

August 3, 2020 01:52 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Improved slider fueling success
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull is getting more rotation and swings-and-misses on his slider so far this season versus last year, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Turnbull is generating a higher rpm on his slider this year and has made batters whiff on the pitch 63.2 percent of the time through two starts, which is up from 32.3 percent in 2019. The righty may not be able to sustain such success with the pitch, but it's clear he has confidence on the mound right now, and he'll look to build on his solid 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

August 1, 2020 10:08 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Impressive again against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull (1-0) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in a win over the Reds on Friday.

Aside from the fifth inning, when he allowed a pair of extra-base hits, Turnbull was excellent. He showcased a quality four-pitch mix with good command. Through two starts this season -- both against Cincinnati -- Turnbull has a 2.45 ERA and 1.91 FIP. He was a lot better last year than his 3-17 record would indicate, but this level of dominance so far is still quite surprising. The right-hander will look to keep it going next week in St. Louis.

July 27, 2020 01:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Sharp in 2020 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull allowed just one run across five innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Reds. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out eight.

The four walks ran up Turnbull's pitch count -- he reached 87 through his five innings of work -- but the righty was otherwise outstanding. He finished with a 4.61 ERA across 30 starts in 2019, though his 3.99 FIP suggested he was a better pitcher than that, and he could take a step forward in 2020. Turnbull will look to build on his positive season debut when he takes the mound against this same Cincinnati team Friday, this time at Comerica Park.

July 22, 2020 10:20 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Starting Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull will start Sunday's series finale against the Reds.

Matthew Boyd and Ivan Nova will take the mound for the first two games of the season, while Turnbull opens the season as the No. 3 starter. The 27-year-old completed his first full season in the majors last season and had a 4.61 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 146:59 K:BB over 148.1 innings.

July 7, 2020 06:28 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Will be stretched out to begin year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers pitching coach Rick Anderson said he expects Turnbull and the other Detroit starters to be stretched out to at least 75 pitches by the end of summer camp, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

This should put Turnbull and the other starters in line for pretty regular workloads by their first or second start of the season. If that's the case, Detroit will likely stick with a standard five-man rotation and could use Tyler Alexander and Michael Fulmer in long-relief roles out of the gate. Turnbull averaged right around five innings per start in 2019, compiling a 4.61 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, though his 3.99 FIP suggests he could lower that ERA with a little better luck in 2020.

April 5, 2020 12:32 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Records stellar spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull finished Grapefruit League play with a minuscule 0.82 ERA and 13 strikeouts across 11 innings of work.

Turnbull had a similarly strong spring a year ago, then went on to post a 4.61 ERA across 30 regular-season starts, though his 3.99 FIP suggests that he was victim to a little bad luck. The 27-year-old is locked in as Detroit's No. 2 starter and could take a big step forward in his second full season in the majors, whenever it is able to begin.

March 6, 2020 11:08 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Allows first run of spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull allowed one run across three innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. He gave up one hit and two walks, while striking out three.

The run was the first allowed by Turnbull through eight Grapefruit League innings. The righty had a 4.61 ERA last season, but his 3.99 FIP suggests that he was victim to a little bad luck. He could be in line for a decent season in Detroit and won't cost a ton in fantasy drafts.

March 1, 2020 04:48 PM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Sharp again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turbull pitched three scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He allowed one hit and struck out three.

Turnbull has now pitched five innings this spring without allowing a run, and he's struck out seven batters. The 27-year-old had a 3.99 FIP in 2019, suggesting he could improve upon the 4.61 ERA he posted. He should slot in as the Tigers' No. 2 starter behind Matthew Boyd.

February 26, 2020 01:44 AM
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Looks good in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Turnbull pitched two scoreless innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets. He did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out four.

Turnbull went 3-17 with a 4.61 ERA in 2019, but his 3.99 FIP and 22.3 K% suggest he was better than the first two numbers suggest. The 27-year-old logged 148.1 innings last year, or 132 more than he had at the MLB level in 2018, so he's still relatively inexperienced in the majors and could be primed for a step forward in 2020.

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