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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
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Alex Colome earned his 36th save of the season Sunday against the Mariners.
Colome surrendered a one-out single to Yonder Alonso but he retired the next two batters he faced to seal a 3-0 shutout victory for Tampa Bay. The right-hander holds a 3.13 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 46/21 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season. Aug 20 - 4:00 PM

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Alex Colome notched a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Tasked with protecting a two-run lead, Colome disposed of the Jays with ease on 12 pitches with a pair of punchouts and a groundout back to the mound. Colome has allowed just one runner to reach base (via a walk) in five appearances this month.
Aug 15 - 10:39 PM

Alex Colome struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Indians to earn his 34th save.

Colome had no trouble protecting a three-run lead, making quick work of the heart of the Indians' order en route to the save. His 34 saves lead the American League, and Colome owns a nice 3.31 ERA over 51 2/3 innings of work. It's not always as neat and tidy as Thursday's save, but you can't argue with the effectiveness.
Aug 11 - 12:37 AM

Alex Colome protected a two-run lead with a perfect ninth versus the Astros on Tuesday.

Colome isn't getting many easy save chances; five of his last seven have come in one-run games and the previous of those with a two-run lead was against the Yankees with Gary Sanchez, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge due up. He's now 31-for-36 saving games this season. He hasn't been stellar, but he seems over his ugly stretch in late June that briefly put his job into doubt.
Aug 2 - 12:18 AM

Alex Colome earned his 30th save of the season Sunday in the Rays' 5-3 win over the Yankees.

Colome gave up a one-out single to Brett Gardner and then walked Clint Frazier, but he induced a pop-out from Aaron Judge and a groundout to Matt Holliday to protect Tampa Bay's two-run lead. The right-hander blew a save in his last outing on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Jul 30 - 5:43 PM

Alex Colome suffered a blown save against the Yankees on Thursday, allowing a run on two hits.

As blown saves go, this one was tough to swallow. Sure, Brett Gardner's leadoff triple put Colome in a bind, but it looked as though he was going to get out of it after retiring Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge while keeping Gardner at third. And when Gary Sanchez hit a seemingly harmless grounder toward the shortstop, it certainly seemed as though the game was over. But shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria assumed second baseman Tim Beckham would make the play, and Beckham did the same for Hechavarria, and in the end it was Colome left holding the bag. The blown save was his first in a month, and the 28-year-old still has a strong 3.66 ERA to go with his AL-best 29 saves. Thursday was simply a blip on the radar.
Jul 28 - 12:58 AM

Alex Colome locked down his 29th save of the season on Tuesday, working a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles.

Colome made things interesting by allowing a pair of two-out singles, but battled back to retire Mark Trumbo on a fielder's choice. The 28-year-old hurler sports a 3.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 40/19 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings on the season while converting 29 of his first 33 save chances.
Jul 25 - 10:35 PM

Alex Colome worked two perfect innings while recording a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's save against the Athletics.

Colome actually started out in a 3-0 hole to Khris Davis, but he fought back for the strikeout before punching out Jed Lowrie. He hit Matt Chapman in the shoulder blade with a two-out pitch before settling down and getting Matt Joyce to ground out to first to end the game for his 28th save in 32 chances.
Jul 19 - 4:40 AM

Alex Colome picked up his 27th save despite giving up a run versus the A's on Monday.

Colome allowed a leadoff double to Yonder Alonso and then got three straight groundouts. The first two of those combined to score the run, but that didn't matter in what had been a 3-1 game. Colome has now converted seven straight save chances since blowing his fourth save on June 27.
Jul 18 - 1:10 AM

Alex Colome protected a one-run lead in the 10th for his 26th save Friday against the Angels.

Colome has turned in four straight scoreless appearances after giving up runs in five straight outings from June 20-July 4. The hitless inning tonight was his first since May 29. Still, he's 26-for-30 saving games.
Jul 15 - 1:29 AM

Alex Colome loaded the bases in the ninth inning but escaped without allowing a run to snare a save versus the Red Sox on Saturday.

He came on to protect a 1-0 lead and proceeded to play with fire without getting burned. He walked Xander Bogaerts with one out, gave up a double to Mitch Moreland, struck out Hanley Ramirez, then intentionally walked Andrew Benintendi to stoke the fire. He was finally able to pop out Chris Young to put out the flames. It was Colome's 24th save of the season. He has three losses and four blown saves. He has really struggled of late but found a way to get it done today. He has a 3.86 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 18 walks in 39 2/3 innings.
Jul 8 - 8:04 PM

Alex Colome finally got through an inning without incident Thursday, closing out the Red Sox to earn his 23rd save.

Colome gave up a two-out single but nothing more. Amazingly, it was the first time in six outings that he kept the opposing team off the scoreboard, his first scoreless appearance since June 17. The rough stretch left him with a bloated 3.99 ERA and 1.33 WHIP, but the 28-year-old still leads the league in saves with a few days left in the first half.
Jul 6 - 11:31 PM

Alex Colome picked up his 22nd save in a dicey ninth inning Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Colome needed a career-high 38 pitches to seal the win for the visiting Rays. He allowed two runs on two walks and two hits. Tampa Bay's closer has surrendered 10 earned runs over his last five innings.
Jul 4 - 6:03 PM

Alex Colome suffered his fourth blown save of the season on Tuesday, but earned a backdoor victory after allowing a pair of runs in the ninth inning against the Pirates.

Colome started the ninth inning by hitting John Jaso, then allowed a one-out double to Josh Harrison that put the tying run in scoring position. Andrew McCutchen followed with a game-tying, two-run double. Colome was able to settle down though and around a pair of intentional walks got David Freese and Jordy Mercer to fly out. The 28-year-old hasn't been as sharp this season, registering a 3.57 ERA and 32/14 K/BB ratio across 35 1/3 innings.
Jun 27 - 10:34 PM

Alex Colome picked up his 20th save despite giving up two runs in the ninth Tuesday versus the Reds.

Colome got the first two batters he faced before giving up a homer to Joey Votto, a double and an RBI single. He struck out Scott Schebler to end it. The homer was just the second he's allowed all season. He still has a nice 2.43 ERA.
Jun 20 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Austin Pruitt
7Blake Snell
8Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Chase Whitley
10Shawn Tolleson