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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cody Allen struck out all three batters he faced and notched his 15th save of the season in Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Rays.
After a solo homer by Mike Aviles in the top of the 10th inning put the Indians ahead 5-4, Allen entered and shut down the Rays without issue. He's been fanning batters at a fantastic clip this season and holds a 55/15 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. His 3.44 ERA is higher than you'd like for a closer, but he's 15-for-16 in save chances nonetheless. Jul 2 - 3:40 PM

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Cody Allen came into Thursday's game in the fifth inning after a rain delay and got four outs against the Cubs.

Credit Terry Francona for some creative usage tonight. Rain delayed the game with the bases loaded and two outs in a 3-3 game in the fifth, so instead of turning the contest over to a middle man, Francona went right to his best reliever to get out of the jam. Allen did that and stayed in to pitch a scoreless sixth in a game the Indians went on to win 4-3. It's just too bad Allen doesn't get credit for a save; he did more to earn one tonight than he does in most games.
Jun 19 - 12:08 AM

Cody Allen notched his 13th save of the season Saturday in the Indians' defeat of the Orioles.

Allen gave up a one-out walk to Chris Davis, but he struck out the other two batters he faced. Davis was retired on a strike 'em out, throw 'em out to end the game. Allen has posted some ugly rate stats this season, but he's been much better lately.
Jun 6 - 7:16 PM

Cody Allen threw a perfect ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday to earn his 12th save of the season.

Allen struck out two in the scoreless inning. The right-hander appears over his early struggles, having converted nine straight save opportunities. Allen owns a still-unsightly 5.01 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a 34/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings on the year.
Jun 3 - 12:25 AM

Cody Allen struck out two and tossed a scoreless ninth to convert his 10th save of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Allen did not look long for the late innings in going 0-2 with a 11.57 ERA in April, but he's converted all six of his save chances in May and given up an acceptable four runs in 13 innings. The overall numbers will still make your eyes bleed (5.85 ERA and 1.65 WHIP), but Allen will continue to drag those down to baseline.
May 29 - 1:08 AM

Cody Allen escaped a jam Wednesday and earned a save after giving up a run against the White Sox.

Allen walked two and allowed two hits, the second a little dribbler that scored the run. He isn't struggling nearly as much now as he did in the first couple of weeks of the season, but he still does need to cut down on the walks. Fortunately, he's now converted five save chances in a row.
May 20 - 11:48 PM

Cody Allen earned his seventh save of the season Tuesday, recording four outs against the White Sox.

Allen earned the save in impressive fashion, striking out three of the four batters he faced. He seems to have gotten over his early struggles, as he's now pitched 4 1/3 nearly flawless innings his last four times out.
May 19 - 11:37 PM

Despite surrendering an unearned run, Cody Allen picked up his fourth save Wednesday against the Royals.

The struggling Allen gave up a double and a single. The run was ruled unearned because Alex Gordon had advanced from second to third on an error, and the official scorer decided the single wouldn't have scored him from second. Allen has been incredibly shaky this month, but he still figures to bounce back.
Apr 29 - 10:46 PM

Cody Allen let a three-run lead slip through his fingers in the ninth inning as the White Sox rallied for a win over the Indians on Monday.

The White Sox were hitting everything Allen was throwing. The right-hander allowed six hits and a walk, leading to four runs in one-third of an inning. It's his second disastrous outing in five appearances to start the season. Control has been an issue for Allen early. It wasn't an issue last year, as Allen posted a 91/26 K/BB ratio with a 2.07 ERA and 24 saves in 69 2/3 innings. It's early, but some concern is warranted. Allen, however, has job security for now.
Apr 20 - 11:30 PM

Cody Allen struck out two while converting his second save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Things were hairy for a while, as Allen walked leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio and then hit Micah Johnson with a pitch. He was then bailed out by a dubious decision by manager Robin Ventura, who ordered Adam Eaton to bunt and the watched him foul off three attempts for a strikeout. Allen then got a groundout of Melky Cabrera and a strikeout of Jose Abreu to end it.
Apr 15 - 3:43 PM

Cody Allen was shelled for four earned runs in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Allen entered with the game tied, so it wasn't technically a blown save. But he sure looked bad, yielding three hits and three walks while recording only two outs as the Tigers took a commanding late lead. Allen is not in danger of losing his ninth-inning gig.
Apr 11 - 8:50 PM

Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth inning for the Indians in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Allen struck out Evan Gattis, got Chris Carter to weakly pop up, and then struck out Jason Castro to end the ballgame. Allen excelled for the Indians last season, saving 24 games with a 2.07 ERA and a 91/26 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings and should continue to nail down saves with aplomb. If Allen pitches well as expected, the Indians will explore a contract extension with him in the off-season.
Apr 8 - 10:55 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are expected to discuss an extension with Cody Allen this offseason.

Hoynes notes that the club approached the closer about an extension during the season, but "talks stalled." Allen isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, but the Indians apparently want to go ahead and lock their ninth-inning man up. Allen posted a 2.07 ERA while striking out 91 over 69 2/3 innings for the Tribe this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Cody Allen retired all three hitters that he faced on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage against the Rays and securing his 24th save of the season.

He has certainly been a bright spot in the ninth inning for the Tribe this season, registering a 2.07 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 91/26 K/BB mark over 69 2/3 frames. He should be expected to open the 2015 season in the closer's role for Terry Francona.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Cody Allen blew his fourth save of the season Friday against the Twins.

Protecting a one-run lead, Allen struck out Trevor Plouffe to begin the bottom of the ninth before giving up a double to Kurt Suzuki and a single to Oswaldo Arcia. Aaron Hicks then hit a potential double-play grounder to shortstop Jose Ramirez, but the ball bounced off his glove and he was only able to get the force out at second base. The tying run scored on the play and the Twins went on to win the game in the 10th inning. Allen is now 22-for-26 in save opportunities this season while putting up a 2.13 ERA and 89/26 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Hagadone
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Jeff Manship