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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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Alex Colome protected a one-run lead while notching a five-out save against the Tigers on Saturday.

He was called upon with one out in the eighth inning following a Justin Upton double. He retired the next two batters to squelch the potential rally. He allowed an infield single leading off the ninth inning but was able to strand the runner on third base to slam the door. It was his 19th save of the season. He has a marvelous 1.95 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings.
Jun 17 - 8:37 PM

Alex Colome struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save versus the White Sox on Wednesday.

He had to work around an infield single by the leadoff batter but didn't let it bother him. He induced a flyout, a pop-up and then struck out Todd Frazier swinging to nail down his 16th save of the season. He has a 1.98 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 7 - 11:40 PM

Alex Colome survived a difficult 10th inning to notch a save versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

He came on to protect a three-run advantage in the first extra frame. He walked the first batter and allowed a single to the next one. After retiring Nomar Mazara on a come-backer, he allowed an RBI single to Adrian Beltre before getting Rougned Odor to ground into a game-ending double play. It was his 15th save of the season. He has a 2.05 ERA in 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 1 - 1:10 AM

Alex Colome retired the side in order in the ninth inning while notching a save against the Angels on Wednesday.

He was protecting a three-run lead and made quick work of Luis Valbuena, Andrelton Simmons and Ben Revere. No-drama saves have become standard practice for the Rays' closer. Colome has a 2.25 ERA with 12 saves and 17 strikeouts in 21 innings.
May 24 - 10:52 PM

Alex Colome notched his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Friday.

Colome struck out one batter and needed just 11 pitches to get through the frame. For all the closer chaos this season, the 28-year-old has been relatively drama-free so far, posting a 2.25 ERA and 17/6 K/BB ratio over 20 innings. He continues to be connected to the Nationals in trade rumors.
May 19 - 11:11 PM

Alex Colome struck out two in a scoreless frame to record his 10th save in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Colome allowed a leadoff single to Edwin Encarnacion, but he quickly snuffed out the threat with a groundout and a couple whiffs. The Rays' closer has yet to give up a run this month and boasts a 2.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP.
May 16 - 9:38 PM

Alex Colome struck out the only batter he faced in the eighth inning Sunday versus Boston.

Colome would have been in line for a save in the bottom of the ninth, but the Rays exploded for seven runs against the Tampa Bay bullpen in the top of the ninth so Tampa Bay turned the ball over to Danny Farquhar to finish off the 11-2 victory. Colome has a 2.12 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 14/6 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. He is 9-for-11 in save chances.
May 14 - 6:14 PM

Alex Colome recorded the final four outs on Friday, protecting a one-run lead against the Red Sox to earn his ninth save of the season.

Colome retired all four hitters that he faced in order, including one strikeout. While he has already blown a pair of saves this season, he owns a terrific 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 13/6 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings and remains one of hte more reliable closer options in the American League.
May 12 - 10:45 PM

Alex Colome struck out the only batter he faced Thursday, securing the save in a win over the Marlins.

The Rays took a five-run lead into the ninth inning, but reliever Chih-Wei Hu got into trouble, allowing a run and putting two more on base, to press Colome into action. In 14 appearances, the 28-year-old now has a 2.51 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12/6 K/BB ratio to go with his eight saves.
May 4 - 10:41 PM

Alex Colome earned his sixth save of the season with a spotless ninth inning Monday versus the Rays.

It was a nice bounceback outing from the Tampa Bay closer, who took a blown save and a loss Sunday versus the Blue Jays. Colome needed just eight pitches in his 1-2-3 frame on Monday night against Tampa Bay. He's rocking a 2.77 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 12 appearances this year.
May 1 - 11:31 PM

Alex Colome took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the eighth inning Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Manager Kevin Cash decided to go to his beat reliever with one on and one out in a 1-0 game in the eighth. Colome promptly gave up a game-tying double. He then intentionally walked Kendrys Morales before giving up two more RBI singles. Colome entered this one with a 1.54 ERA, and he's still secure in the closer's role.
Apr 30 - 4:37 PM

Alex Colome blew an extra-inning lead and took a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

He pitched a clean 10th inning with the score tied and was put in position to earn a win when the Rays scored a run in the top of the 11th. He went back out to lock down the victory but quickly loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. He allowed a sacrifice fly to bring in the tying run, then walked another batter to load the bases again. Colome was then lifted from the game only to see Danny Farquhar walk in the winning run. Colome was charged with both runs and the loss. Those were the first earned runs he has allowed in 11 2/3 innings of work this season. He still has a rock-solid grip on the closer's role in Tampa Bay.
Apr 26 - 11:52 PM

Alex Colome walked a batter but hung on to convert his fifth save of the season Tuesday in Baltimore.

Colome issued a two-out walk to Chris Davis after getting a couple groundouts to start the frame, but he then set down Mark Trumbo swinging to close it out. The Rays' closer has been virtually untouchable this season, yielding just one unearned run over 10 frames.
Apr 25 - 10:24 PM

Alex Colome allowed a base hit but no runs while earning the save in a 6-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.

Called on to protect a three run lead in the ninth inning, he retired the first two batters on fly balls before allowing a single to Alex Bregman. He then induced Yuli Gurriel to tap a grounder to the shortstop to end the game. Colome has yet to allow a run or a walk this season. He has a 0.00 ERA with four strikeouts in seven innings of work. He has four saves in four chances.
Apr 22 - 9:51 PM

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2B1Brad Miller
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S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
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3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
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6Shawn Tolleson
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