Josh Tomlin is Indians ace?

Is Josh Tomlin the Indians new ace?

Well, seven different pitchers have made at least 10 starts for the Tribe this season. Six of them have a losing record. Only Tomlin, who improved to 5-4 with a win tonight, is at .500 or better.

This will be the first time since 2003 that the only one Indian with at least 10 starts has a winning record (CC Sabathia). Before 2003, you have to go back 1992 (Charles Nagy) and 1991 (Tom Candiotti). The Tribe hasn’t been without a winning starter since the infamous 1987 season.

Choo leads Indians with 16 HR

Shin-Soo Choo is about to join a very exclusive list. Unless the Indians right fielder hits four more home runs in the final weeks of the season (unlikely) it will be just the 5th time since the end of World War II that the Tribe’s leader failed to reach the 20 homer mark.

It doesn’t make much to hit 20 homers. Tribe leaders with 2o+ over the years include Candy Maldonado (1990), George Hendrick (1975-76), Oscar Gamble ( 1973) and Woodie Held (1960-61).

The last time the Tribe leader had fewer than 20 homers was in 1982, when Gorman Thomas and Andre Thornton tied with 17.