Coulombe (3-2) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Cleveland, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in the seventh inning of a 3-1 defeat. He struck out two. Joe Ryan (wrist) tossed five strong innings but exited after being struck by a comebacker, and while Jorge Alcala was able to keep the score knotted at 1-1 in the sixth, Coulombe wasn't able to get the game to extra innings when he got the call. The southpaw has been fading since the beginning of August, posting a 4.50 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB over his last 14 appearances and 14 innings while collecting two wins and two holds.
Coulombe (1-1) allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out one across 1.2 innings, taking the loss to the Angels on Sunday. Coulombe replaced Bailey Ober in a tie game with one out in the sixth inning. He surrendered a home run to Shohei Ohtani, setting him up for the loss. It is the first time he allowed a run since his first appearance June 25. The 31-year-old has a 1.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 12 innings.
The Twins reinstated Coulombe (personal) from the paternity list ahead of Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox. Reliever Beau Burrows was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul to clear a spot on the active roster for Coulombe, who was away from the team for two days to observe the birth of his second son, Thomas. Since being called up from St. Paul in late June, Coulombe has posted a 1.13 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across eight innings out of the bullpen.
Coulombe was placed on the paternity list Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The lefty held opponents scoreless in five straight relief appearances leading up to the All-Star break, striking out nine and walking just one in that 6.1-inning stretch. Coulombe must miss at least one game while on paternity leave, so he could return to the Twins as soon as Sunday.
Coulombe allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out two in 1.2 innings versus Cleveland on Friday. He did not factor in the decision. Coulombe was called up from Triple-A St. Paul to serve as the opener Friday. He gave up home runs to Amed Rosario and Bobby Bradley in the first inning and couldn't complete the second before Griffin Jax entered the contest. It's unclear what Coulombe's role going forward will be if he sticks on the major-league roster, but he'd most likely take on a low-leverage role in the bullpen.
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