Colome threw a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save in Tuesday's win over the Reds. He gave up a hit and walk with a strikeout.
He received the first save opportunity since Hansel Robles was traded Friday. With Taylor Rogers possibly missing the rest of the season with a thumb injury, Colome may become Minnesota's closer by default. The right-hander began the season as Minnesota's closer, but he was moved to low-leverage roles after he struggled with an 8.31 ERA and three blown saves in April. He's improved the last month with a 3.72 ERA, 8.4 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in July. However, the closer role for the Twins could be in flux as the team may want to give Jorge Alcala and other younger players opportunities as the team looks toward 2022.
Colome gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Reds to raise his ERA to 5.40.
Colome began the season as Minnesota's closer, but he was moved to low-leverage roles after he struggled with a 8.31 ERA and three blown saves in April. He has improved since with a 4.00 ERA and 8.0 K/9 since May 1, but walks remain an issue as he has a 4.0 BB/9 over that span. He'll likely remain in middle relief and lower-leverage roles unless he improves significantly for a long stretch. Since he's on a one-year deal, it's also likely he's traded or released at some point in the next month or so with the Twins far out of playoff contention.
Colome is being moved to a lower-leverage role for the time being, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said he spoke to Colome earlier Tuesday to let him know. Taylor Rogers will likely get the majority of the save chances for now, while Hansel Robles might be the next man up. Colome is 2-for-5 in save chances and has given up 10 hits and six earned runs over his last four innings (five appearances).
Colome served up a walkoff two-run home run to Jordan Luplow, the lone batter he faced Monday in Minnesota's 5-3 loss to Cleveland in 10 innings.
Entering a 3-3 game with no outs and a runner on second, Colome threw only three pitches before Luplow took him deep to end the game. It was yet another meltdown in a high-leverage spot for Colome, who already has three losses and three blown saves on his ledger. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli suggested after the game that he still trusts Colome in big spots, but the 32-year-old has unquestionably lost some security in the closer's role since the start of the season. Taylor Rogers has already picked up a save and has yet to let in a run over 9.1 innings, making him the top candidate to get a look as the closer if the Twins ultimately choose to yank Colome from the job.
Colome (1-2) took the loss and blew his third save of the season Wednesday, giving up four runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks over 1.2 innings as the Twins fell 13-12 to the A's in 10 innings. He struck out one.
Minnesota's defense completely fell apart after Byron Buxton had given the team a two-run lead in the top of the 10th, as errors by Travis Blankenhorn at second base and Luis Arraez at third handed the win to Oakland. Even with the unearned runs cushioning the blow to his ratios, Colome sports a 5.63 ERA through eight innings, and while his 8:2 K:BB is solid, manager Rocco Baldelli may have to start looking to other options in save situations.
Colome (1-1) picked up the win Thursday after tossing a scoreless ninth frame against the Red Sox. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two.
Colome came into a tied ninth inning and held things in check to position Minnesota for the win. The 32-year-old let Christian Arroyo break through with a double but otherwise stood his ground. It was a reassuring bounce-back outing for Colome after he imploded for three runs on four hits in his last appearance. Colome has tallied two saves so far this season.
Colome (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits in one-third of an inning, taking the loss and a blown save Sunday versus the Mariners.
Colome was in trouble from the get-go, allowing singles to Mitch Haniger and Ty France. Kyle Seager then swatted a go-ahead, three-run home run, which was enough to stick Colome with the loss. The right-hander is now 2-for-4 in save chances, with a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP across 5.1 innings. Taylor Rogers didn't appear in Sunday's game, but he remains in the mix for ninth-inning action should Colome's struggles continue.
Colome earned the save Wednesday against the Tigers by allowing one hit with zero walks and three strikeouts across two scoreless innings.
The 31-year-old last pitched April 3 at Milwaukee but returned to the mound Wednesday with a strong performance in Detroit. Colome blew a save Opening Day by giving up three unearned runs, and he's yet to allow an earned run through three outings this season.
Colome notched his first save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Brewers.
Colome tossed nine of his 12 pitches for strikes and made quick work of the final three outs, forcing Kolten Wong and Luis Urias to ground out and finishing the game with a popout from Christian Yelich. Colome is now 1-of-2 on save opportunities to start the season but seems to have gotten back on track after his subpar debut on Opening Day. In any case, his role as the Twins closer appears safe for now.
Colome recorded a blown save in Thursday's extra-inning loss against the Brewers. He allowed three runs (none earned) on two hits in the ninth inning.
Colome was handed the task of closing out the first game of the season, but he failed miserably, allowing an RBI single to Christian Yelich and a two-run double to Travis Shaw -- the latter with two outs. This surely wasn't the start to the season that Colome wanted, especially since he'll be competing for the closer role with Taylor Rogers, who tossed a scoreless inning Thursday.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli says both Colome and Taylor Rogers are in line to finish "a lot of games" this season and he is unlikely to give any pitcher the title of closer, MLB.com reports. Colome struggled in his spring debut for the Twins on Thursday, giving up four runs and a home run in one inning.
We wouldn't be worried about Thursday's performance as Colome is a veteran just getting in work early in the spring. The bigger issue for fantasy managers is trying to discern the bullpen pattern and Baldelli didn't give any hints. It would seem likely Colome will be the primary option in the ninth inning, especially with Rogers likely to face key lefties before the final outs, but Baldelli has mostly managed his bullpen in his career without regard for the save statistic.
Colome agreed to a one-year contract worth $6.25 million guaranteed with the Twins on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 32-year-old will remain in the American League Central after recording 42 saves over the past two seasons for the White Sox. Colome has a 2.62 ERA while converting 138 of 156 save chances in the last five years, and he should receive save opportunities in Minnesota. However, Taylor Rogers has a 2.93 ERA and 39 saves in the past two seasons, so manager Rocco Baldelli could opt for a committee approach and keep both pitchers in the mix for the ninth inning, especially given the manager's tendency to avoid traditional closing strategy.
Minnesota is interested in signing Colome and has made preliminary contact about a contract, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Colome recorded double-digit saves for the fifth straight season last year with the White Sox. He'd likely share closing duties with Taylor Rogers as Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has ignored traditional closer patterns, which could limit his fantasy value. However, he'd add a needed impact arm in Minnesota's bullpen.
Colome (back) struck out one and turned in a perfect ninth inning during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cubs.
Colome didn't qualify for a save since the White Sox entered the inning with a four-run lead, but his 1-2-3 appearance at least offered some assurance of his health after he experienced back spasms in his outing four days earlier. The 31-year-old will head into the playoffs entrenched as Chicago's closer after converting 12 of 13 save chances and submitting an 0.81 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over 22.1 innings during the regular season.
Colome delivered a scoreless inning during Tuesday's loss to the Indians and didn't return for a second frame due to back spasms, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The veteran righty needed only six pitches to retire the side in the ninth to force extra innings and was set to return for the bottom of the 10th after Chicago took the lead, but the back spasms prevented him from retaking the mound. Colome should be considered day-to-day, and the White Sox are likely to remain cautious with their closer in the final days of the regular season with a playoff berth already secured.
Colome gave up a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings on the way to the save Thursday night against the Twins.
Colome allowed the tying run to reach base with two outs in the ninth inning, but he managed to slam the door by retiring the final batter on a flyout to center. The right-hander has allowed just one run in his last nine appearances, picking up five saves to go along with six strikeouts over that stretch (10.1 innings).
Colome (2-0) allowed a hit and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Monday versus the Twins. He struck out one.
Colome almost gave up a home run to Byron Buxton in the ninth inning, but it was ruled a ground rule double instead. The 31-year-old Colome lowered his ERA to 0.95 with a 1.05 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 19 innings this season. The closer has also registered 11 saves in 12 tries.
Colome tossed a perfect ninth inning and earned the save in Sunday's win over Detroit.
After Steve Cishek allowed two hits without recording an out in the ninth, Colome needed just 11 pitches to retire the next three batters in order and secure the victory. The 31-year-old righty has converted 11 of 12 save chances and owns a terrific 1.02 ERA this season.
Colome struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Tigers en route to his 10th save of the season.
Colome faced a bit of initial pressure after Daz Cameron reached base on a fielding error but proceeded to retire the next three batters. The 31-year-old has converted 10 of 11 save chances while owning a 1.08 ERA as he continues to hold down the closer role for the first-place White Sox.
Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday while striking out a batter to earn his ninth save of the season.
Colome needed just nine pitches to get through the inning Saturday as he was able to shut the door on the Royals for his team's eighth victory in nine tries against Kansas City. The veteran righty now holds a 1.15 ERA and continues to be one of the most reliable closers in the majors this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/03||@ CIN||W 7-5||1||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|07/31||@ STL||W 8-1||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|07/26||vs DET||W 6-5||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|07/25||vs LAA||L 2-6||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|07/23||vs LAA||W 5-4||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/21||@ CHW||W 7-2||1.1||2||1||0||2|
|07/20||@ CHW||L 5-9||1.1||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||114.0||22||22||1||6||6||0||118||45||98||3.95||1.254|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8||0||5||2.25||1.250|
|2011||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||105.0||19||19||1||9||5||0||92||44||78||3.69||1.162|
|2014||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||11.0||3||3||0||0||1||0||10||5||7||1.64||1.091|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||6.0||2||2||0||0||1||0||5||0||9||3.00||1.500|