While glancing at Josh Tomlin‘s career game log I noticed that he has yet to allow more than three runs (earned or unearned) in any of his 10 starts in Jacobs Field. That seemed like an impressive streak, so I checked it out on baseball-reference.
As it turns out, that’s not only the longest streak to being a career, but also the longest streak ever at The Jake. In his last home start he broke the record previously shared by CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee.
Tomlin’s streak is also the longest by any Indian (at League Park, The Stadium or The Jake) to begin their career in the baseball-reference era (since 1919). The previous record was seven, set by Mike Garcia in 1949.
The last Tribe pitcher with a longer streak at home – to being career or otherwise – was Gaylord Perry, who had an 11-game streak that spanned the 1973 and ’74 seasons.
Tomlin’s next home start will likely come on Saturday against the Reds.