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Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein solid in 6 2/3 innings but takes loss
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/18/15) Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein (3-4) yielded three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Monday.
Lobstein was tagged for a leadoff home run by Carlos Gomez and a fourth-inning solo shot by Aramis Ramirez.
"Two balls hit for solo home runs that just caught too much plate," catcher James McCann said of Lobstein, per MLB.com. "But other than that, he did a good job and gave us a chance to win."
The loss is Lobstein's second straight as the left hander was shelled for six runs in 2 1/3 innings his last time out. However, he feels he was able to make strides with his off-speed pitches on Monday.
"The changeup played a lot tonight, which was nice to see, especially from last outing," Lobstein said. "I don't think I threw enough changeups or even breaking balls. I'm still working on the curveball, but it's definitely getting better. I'm trying to learn from some of the guys in here, like [Joakim] Soria, he's been showing me some stuff. It felt pretty good tonight. I was able to command it better tonight."
Lobstein returns to the mound for his next start set for Saturday against the Astros.
Tigers' Kyle Lobstein rocked for six runs in loss Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein was stuck with a loss on Wednesday, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 2 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 6-2 defeat against the Twins at home.
Lobstein (3-3) allowed a solo home run in the first inning before coming apart in the third, when the Twins brought five runs around to score on a pair of singles, a walk, a pair of triples and a double. The starter was removed after the fifth run came home on the double, and his relief struck out back-to-back batters to escape without any further damage being done.
Lobstein owns a 4.33 ERA and 16:12 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers on Monday.
Starter Kyle Lobstein throws strong 7 2/3 IP for Tigers on Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/7/15) Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein continues to get better as the season progresses. The left-hander threw 7 2/3 innings in Detroit's 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Thursday. He allowed just an unearned run on five hits while walking two and striking out three, earning his third win of the season.
"Over the last month of 2014 and the first month of this year, he's pitched pretty well for us," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com.
Lobstein (3-2) has now gone at least seven innings in each of his last three starts, and he lowered his season ERA to an even 3.00 with Thursday's performance.
"He was outstanding," Ausmus said. "He located. He mixed speeds. He used his cutter in on right-handed batters, changeup away from right-handed batters. He had as good of an outing as I've seen from him."
His next start is schedule for Wednesday against the division-rival Twins.
Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein to remain in starting rotation
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein will remain in the starting rotation and make his next scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox, manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday.
Ausmus will keep his rotation in tact after getting an off-day Monday, giving everyone an extra day of rest.
"He's pitched well," Ausmus said. "Even [Friday], you thought he was in trouble early and he kept the Royals right where they were. So he certainly has earned a little bit [of breathing room], I think."
Lobstein is 2-2 so far this season with a 3.91 ERA in 25 1/3 innings.
"I think it was just a matter of keeping them uncomfortable [at the plate], working in and out and changing pitches, trying not to get in a pattern," Lobstein said. "I felt like I was able to stay with the game plan and keep them off-balance. I didn't necessarily have to make any adjustments, but it's more just kind of staying with it, staying focused so you can continue what you were doing."
Three-run first inning sinks Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein on Friday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/1/15) Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein (2-2) gave up four runs on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings on Friday to take the loss against the Royals.
Lobstein was scored on three times in the first inning as Kendrys Morales delivered a two-run double and Salvador Perez followed with an RBI single.
Lobstein returns to the Monday Thursday in Chicago against the White Sox.
|2014 summary: The aptly-named Kyle Lobstein, a soft-tossing lefty, made his big league debut for the Tigers in August, and he wound up serving as a member of the rotation down the stretch. Lobstein filled in admirably for Anibal Sanchez after prospects Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer faltered, going 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in his first five starts before turning in a clunker in his final start against the Twins. His final line for the season was a 1-2 record, 4.35 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over six starts and one relief appearance.
Playing time status: With Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon acquired this offseason to bolster the back of the Tigers' rotation, Lobstein will most likely be used as a "sixth starter," coming up for spot starts and emergencies.
2015 outlook: When the Tigers turned to Lobstein late last season, they were nearly out of starting pitching options, and to his credit, he performed as well or better than many analysts expected. Even in the off chance that Lobstein winds up in the rotation again this season, he's not likely to put up numbers that would be helpful outside of AL-only leagues.
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