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6/28 Game 2 Recap: Toru Leaves Early, Bullpen Doesn’t Save the Day

Player of the Game Another scoreless game leads to another reliever winning the Player of the Game. This time, the lucky recipient is Cody Allen, who struck out all three batters faced in a perfect seventh inning. Props also go to David Murphy and Roberto Perez, who never gave up despite the score and went 7/8 combined with two doubles. Feathers Up Austin Adams neared placing...
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Things Turning Around for the Indians Bullpen

It’s no secret that this season has not gone according to the plan that the Cleveland Indians, and much of the sports world had thus far. The Indians have struggled mightily in a few areas, some of them all season long, and some of them have come and gone. Over the past couple of seasons, one of the most consistent areas of the Indians has been the bullpen. While bullpens do tend...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time to start worrying about Indians closer Cody Allen?

Indians closer Cody Allen is off to a rough start this season. With an ERA of 10.00 through 10 appearances, fans are starting to wonder if Allen is really the right guy for the job. While manager Terry Francona recently gave Allen a vote of confidence, there's definitely some level of concern. From "The right-hander's velocity is down a tick (94.4 mph on average compared...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Don’t worry about Cody Allen

For the Cleveland Indians, Monday night’s loss to the Chicago White Sox was one of the ugliest in recent memory. The Tribe carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth, and closer Cody Allen came on to try and shut the door. Cody Allen Unfortunately, Allen couldn’t get the job done. After striking out the first batter he faced, Allen allowed the next seven consecutive White...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Need Back of Pen to Step Back to Forefront

Last year if a game got into the latter stage with scored tied or the Indians ahead, Tribe fans felt pretty good about the situation.  With Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen slamming the door in the final innings, opposing teams simply were rarely scoring late, back-breaking runs. The duo has not been as dynamic in the early stages of this season. Allen already has blown a save and lost...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #82: Cody Allen | RP | CLE

Cody Allen entered the 2014 season as a setup man for the shaky incumbent John Axford, whose face is usually adorned with an excellent mustache. Unfortunately for Axford the only strong point to his game was his mustache, and in late May he lost his job to the 25-year-old Allen. Allen now enters 2015 as the closer for an Indians club that expects to make some noise in the AL Central...
Via Baseball Professor
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each one and often, when they do make it to the Majors, as Kyle...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Allen bounces back after tough outings

CLEVELAND -- After struggling in his last two outings, Cody Allen bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Detroit. Allen had allowed four earned runs in his previous two appearances. He gave up three runs against Oakland last Sunday and then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez in the ninth inning on Monday against Detroit. On Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Succeeds in Any Role He’s Given

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crockett could see Cody Allen-like rise to Cleveland in 2014

Right-hander Cody Allen was drafted in 2011, travelled through four different minor league stops in that same year, and half way through the 2012 season he was called up to the big leagues. He hasn't looked back since and has become one of the Indians primary weapons out of the bullpen. Left-hander Kyle Crockett could very well be on the same path. Crockett, 22, was selected in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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