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Indians cap first-half on winning note

Cleveland (47-47): 3 Chicago White Sox (45-51): 2 WP: B. Shaw (4-1) LP: J. Guerra (0-2) S: C. Allen (12) The Cleveland Indians put a winning cap on the first-half of the season with a late-inning comeback on Sunday afternoon. All-Star break is now officially here. Cleveland was in need of a positive home stand to cap off the first-half of the season. The Indians needed to go into...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Allen taking hold of the Closer role

The closer role in the bullpen has always been a bit of a flux situation for the Cleveland Indians. From the days of Bob Wickman, to Joe Borowski and Chris Perez, the closer’s role in Cleveland has always been a rather interesting situation. The guys that give you a heart attack just to close out a ballgame. And then there are the guys that blow ballgames. The Indians have used...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Appearances piling up for Shaw and Allen

CLEVELAND -- There are certain categories that Terry Francona would love to see Bryan Shaw, Mark Rzepczynski and Cody Allen leading. Appearances aren't one of them. But going into Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Shaw and Rzcepczynski are tied for the league lead with 30 with Allen one of three at 29. Shaw has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances, including...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 03, 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....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fowl play: Rally Chicken returns to give Indians much-needed boost

Last year Cody the Rally Chicken helped spur the Indians to the second wild card spot. The Rally Chicken returned on Friday but looked six feet taller. Cody Allen and Corey Kluber provided some entertainment before Friday's Indians-White Sox game by dressing up in chicken outfits and shagging balls while batting practice was going on. Some credited Allen with the idea but he...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 02, 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

Meyer: Five players to watch

Cody Allen, Indians (RP) Terry Francona is keeping the closer decision confidential right now. However, he has been quoted saying that Cody Allen will "pitch in every meaningful game." While it's in the form of a setup role or the closer is yet to be announced, I like to think he'll be the guy in the ninth inning. Even last season, I thought Allen had closer-potential...
Via Fox Sports
January 29, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Orbiting Cleveland: The case for Cody Allen at closer

In the game of baseball, nothing seems to ever stay the same. What may have been a strength suddenly becomes a weakness and what was a weakness suddenly becomes a strength — there’s no method to the madness. For proof, look no further than the 2013 Cleveland Indians. Heading into this past season, it seemed as if the general consensus among fans was the same: This team has the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #7 RHP Cody Allen

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Cody Allen. Allen is the most dominant and eye-popping relief pitcher the Indians have had come through their system in a long time as he breezed through four different stops last season hitting every level from High-A Carolina to Cleveland within three months. His rapid ascent up the system...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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