Colome was unavailable to pitch Thursday after throwing 39 pitches the previous night, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Colome was needed for a five-out save Wednesday, rendering him a spectator Thursday regardless of what transpired. When a save situation presented itself, manager Rick Renteria turned to Aaron Bummer, who recorded the first save of his career.
Colome allowed one run on one hit and two walks over 1.2 innings to pick up his 14th save in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday. The White Sox were cruising until Aaron Bummer hit an eighth-inning speed bump, giving up two runs and leaving traffic on the basepaths. Colome then experienced duress in his own right in the form of the ninth-inning homer he surrendered to Anthony Rendon. However, he managed to nail down the five-out save in what qualified as just the second time he's been asked to pitch more than an inning this season.
Colome earned his 13th save of the season Saturday against the Royals, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning. Colome entered with a two-run lead in the ninth inning and did his job against the heart of the Royals' order without any issues. The outing brought his ERA down to 2.19, which would be the second-lowest mark of his career. His 27.3 percent strikeout rate would also be his second-best mark.
Colome (2-1) was tagged with the loss, giving up a walk and a walkoff home run without retiring a batter, in a non-save situation Wednesday against the Nationals. Colome walked the first batter he faced on four pitches before Trea Turner turned on a four-seamer. The White Sox had tied the game in the eighth inning before turning it over to Colome in a tied game to begin the ninth. Chicago's closer is a perfect 12-for-12 in save situations.
Colome closed out Sunday's 2-0 win over Cleveland to pick up the save. He worked around a leadoff double and struck out one in one inning. Colome remains perfect for the season, posting his 12th save in 12 opportunities. The rebuilding White Sox have been suspected that they'd trade Colome to a contending team that might not use him for consistent save chances. However, Sunday's win was Chicago's sixth in the last seven games, putting it within shouting distance of the second wild-card spot. If the White Sox remain in contention, they are less likely to deal Colome and, in turn, would leave him in their closer role.