This time, Alex Colome of the Tampa Bay Rays did not have the magic.
Colome gave up a three-run homer to Joe Panik in the ninth inning Saturday, snapping a 3-3 tie and sending the Rays to their third straight loss, 6-4 to the San Francisco Giants.
It snapped Colome’s scoreless streak at 19 appearances and 21 innings pitches. It was the first runs he had allowed since May 1. It was only the second home run he has given up in 71.1 innings since he moved to the bullpen.
“I missed a pitch,” Colome said. “My cutter, every time, goes down. This one [went] flat like a slider. It didn’t do any rotation, like a fastball. No break. … It’s only one bad pitch. I don’t have an excuse. I’m ready for tomorrow. I feel good … It’s only a bad day. We’re human.”
Rays’ manager Kevin Cash said he was not concerned.
“Not at all,” Cash said. “He’s been outstanding. He got burnt by a mistake and that is what it is. Hopefully he’s pitching for us again tomorrow because if he is that means we’re winning the game.”
The Rays hit four home runs in the game, but all of them were solo shots. It was the first time the Rays have lost while hitting four since September of 2014.
Today, Jake Odorizzi pitches against Jake Peavy in the final game of the series.