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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 gave up three runs (one earned) in the ninth inning and took a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
He came on to pitch the ninth inning of a tie ballgame and proceeded to blow the game. It wasn't all his fault though, an error on Willy Adames put leadoff batter J.D. Martinez on first base. Xander Bogaerts followed with a legit double to plate the first run, then Rafael Devers drew a walk. Colome threw a wild pitch to advance the runners, then Eduardo Nunez lifted a sac fly for run number two. Devers then scored on a passed ball on catcher Jesus Sucre for the final run. Colome nearly lost the closer role early in the year but has been solid lately before today. He has 10 saves in 12 chances to go with a 4.22 ERA. May 23 - 11:06 PM

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Alex Colome worked a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in Saturday's road win against the Angels for his 10th save of the season.

Colome worked a tidy ninth, needing just 11 pitches to polish off the Halos. The 29-year-old Dominican closer had some issues earlier in the season, blowing two of his first three save opportunities. He has since slammed the door shut in converting each of his past nine chances. Colome has also struck out 22 batters over 20 2/3 innings.
May 20 - 12:53 AM

Alex Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save Wednesday in the Rays’ win over Kansas City.

As usual, Colome made things interesting by allowing a lead-off single, though he set down the next three men in order with a fly-out and two strikeouts. Colome was disastrous in April (6.55 ERA, two blown saves) but has righted the ship by contributing a stingy 1.17 ERA over seven appearances this month. With Tampa unlikely to make much noise in the AL East, don’t be surprised if the Rays field trade offers for Colome this summer.
May 16 - 7:12 PM

Alex Colome notched his seventh save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Royals.

Colome had a 1/4 K/BB ratio after five appearances this season, but he's at 17/3 in 13 2/3 innings since. He's back looking like the reliable closer he figured to be going into the year.
May 14 - 10:04 PM

Alex Colome got a five-out save without allowing a base-runner against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He was called upon to protect a one-run lead with a runner on first base and one out in the eighth inning. He retired Josh Donaldson and Yangervis Solarte to squelch the threat. He came back out for the ninth and retired the side 1-2-3 for the save. He led the majors with 47 saves last year but has come close to losing the closer's job with his shaky performance this year. He has a 4.91 ERA with six saves in eight chances.
May 5 - 9:56 PM

Alex Colome picked up his third loss of the season against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Colome came in with the game tied, and he allowed the game-winning run to score on a single by Sandy Leon in the bottom of the eighth. He once again struggled with command with a walk and just 15-of-29 pitches going for strikes, and his ERA is up to 6.00 on the season. A very disappointing start to 2018 for the MLB leader in saves in 2017.
Apr 29 - 5:12 PM

Alex Colome notched his fifth save of the season as he finished off a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

Colome allowed the tying run on base when Xander Bogaerts reached on an infield single to begin the frame, but he retired the next three batters he faced to finish off the victory. This included back-to-back strikeouts of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Andrew Benintendi. The 29-year-old wasn’t missing many bats at the start of the year, which led to all sorts of issues, but he’s been a lot better recently.
Apr 28 - 12:05 AM

Alex Colome got the win over the Twins on Sunday by pitching a clean ninth inning.

Colome was excellent on Sunday, striking out the side and earning the victory after Carlo Gomez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning. It's been a very disappointing beginning to his 2018 season, and his ERA still sits at 7.00 even after the clean inning. Here's hoping his strong performance leads to him pitching like the 2017 version going forward.
Apr 22 - 5:04 PM

Alex Colome notched his fourth save Wednesday in Tampa Bay’s win over the Rangers.

It wasn’t the cleanest outing for Colome, who allowed a hit, two walks and a run in his lone inning of work. Only 10 of the right-hander’s 20 pitches went for strikes, though he escaped disaster by getting Ronald Guzman to ground into a game-ending double play. Even with Colome off to a dismal start (9.00 ERA, two blown saves), his ninth-inning post appears to be safe, mostly because the Rays’ bullpen is so thin.
Apr 18 - 5:09 PM

After entering in a tie game in the ninth inning, Alex Colome gave up the go-ahead run in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

On the bright side, Colome struck out three batters in the frame. He entered Friday’s action with just one strikeout in the 25 batters he’s faced this season. The bad news is that Colome gave up a double to Scott Kingery before Jorge Alfaro brought him home on a single. Colome is sporting an unsightly 10.80 ERA and 3.20 WHIP through his first six appearances this season.
Apr 13 - 10:29 PM

Alex Colome hung on for this third save of the season Tuesday against the White Sox.

The Rays entered the bottom of the ninth with a 6-1 lead, so Ryan Weber got the call initially, but he ran into immediate trouble and was eventually pulled with one run in and two runners on base. Colome managed to get Avisail Garcia on a ground out for the second out of the inning, but he served up a three-run homer to Jose Abreu to bring the White Sox within one run. It got even more tense when Colome walked Matt Davidson, but he was able to get Omar Narvaez to line out to end it. Colome has now been scored upon in three out of his five appearances and has only struck out one batter. It’s not what you want. For what it's worth, Colome is saying he feels fine.
Apr 10 - 6:41 PM

Alex Colome pitched out of trouble to record his second save of the season Monday against the White Sox.

On to protect a one-run lead, Colome walked the leadoff hitter and then allowed a single before watching the runners move up to second and third following a wild pitch. He somehow escaped what would've been a third straight blown save by notching three straight groundouts. Last season's league-leading 47 saves should earn him some leash, but Colome has not looked sharp at all. Sergio Romo and Jose Alvarado are worthy stashes.
Apr 9 - 6:59 PM

Alex Colome blew another save on Sunday, giving up two runs in 1/3 inning in the loss to the Red Sox.

Colome came in with two outs in the eighth to try and earn a multi-inning save, but instead ended up taking the loss after giving up the go-ahead double to Andrew Benintendi. It's back-to-back blown saves for Colome, who lead all of baseball in the category in 2017.
Apr 8 - 5:15 PM

Alex Colome blew the save Thursday in the Rays’ extra-innings loss to the Red Sox, allowing four hits, two runs and a pair of walks in his lone inning of work.

Colome entered the game with a 2-0 lead in the ninth but let it slip away almost immediately by allowing Boston’s first three hitters to reach before finally getting cleanup hitter J.D. Martinez to ground into a double play. He got a little unlucky on Xander Bogaerts’ game-tying double—Rob Refsnyder lost it in the wind—but caught a break when Jackie Bradley Jr. was ruled out on a very close play at first base. Colome led the American League with 47 saves a year ago but only has one through seven games this season.
Apr 5 - 6:32 PM

Alex Colome allowed a double but no further damage, earning the save in Thursday's season-opening win over the Red Sox.

A two-out double by Eduardo Nunez brought the tying run to the plate in Jackie Bradley Jr., but the right-hander got Bradley to ground out to end the game. It was an unsure offseason for Colome despite the fact he he led the league with 47 saves last year, and after a winter of trade rumors, he's still at the back end of the Rays bullpen for now. He won't likely save 47 again, but he'll remain a capable late-game reliever this year, wherever he's pitching.
Mar 29 - 8:03 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Willy Adames
3B1Matt Duffy
2Christian Arroyo
LF1Denard Span
2Johnny Field
3Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Yonny Chirinos
6Jose De Leon
7Anthony Banda
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Jose Alvarado
5Matt Andriese
6Jonny Venters
7Ryan Yarbrough
8Austin Pruitt
9Ryne Stanek
10Vidal Nuno