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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 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

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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

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

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson
12Sergio Romo