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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: High Point
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 23 (0) / CLE
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Cody Allen took an epic blown save and a loss to the White Sox by coughing up five runs --including a grand slam -- while retiring only one batter in the ninth inning on Wednesday.
Called upon to protect a 7-5 lead, Allen promptly sank the ship. He started out fine, fanning Justin Morneau. That is when the craziness started. He gave up an infield single to Todd Frazier, then another infield single to J.B. Shuck. He then walked Tim Anderson before giving up yet another weak single to Dioner Navarro. Then Allen hung a curveball right over the center of the plate that Adam Eaton deposited in the right field cheap seats. Allen really only made one mistake -- two if you count the walk. It was one of those dink, dink, dink, BOOM nights. Allen has been very good all year and is likely to continue seeing most of the save chances in Cleveland despite tonight's shellacking. Andrew Miller is a threat but manager Terry Francona seems to prefer using the lights-out lefty in situational spots while Allen gets most of the save chances. Aug 18 - 12:55 AM

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Cody Allen converted his 23rd save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday versus the White Sox.

Andrew Miller got the seventh and eighth innings after Corey Kluber went six, and Allen closed things out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Allen has recorded three saves to Miller's one since the Indians acquired the left-hander, as manager Terry Francona continues to play matchups late in the game.
Aug 16 - 10:44 PM

Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning to record his 21st save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Andrew Miller came on in the seventh inning with a runner on second base and the Indians nursing a 2-0 lead. He got out of that jam before serving up a leadoff homer in the eighth. After Bryan Shaw cleaned thing up in the eighth, Allen pitched around a two-out walk in the ninth with the help of two strikeouts. Both Miller and Allen have each recorded a save since the trade deadline, as it appears the club will play the matchup instead of having a set closer.
Aug 9 - 10:24 PM

Cody Allen has been moved into a setup role.

Cleveland acquired Andrew Miller from the Yankees on Sunday morning and will plug him right in at closer. Allen has been very good this year, boasting a 2.58 ERA and 20 saves in 45 1/3 innings, but he probably isn't going to get many ninth-inning chances down the stretch.
Jul 31 - 1:22 PM

Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Allen struck out two batters in the frame and worked around a pair of singles. The 27-year-old took the loss in a non-save situation against the Orioles on Sunday, but he has bounced back with back-to-back scoreless appearances. Allen is 20-for-22 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.44 ERA, but rumors continue to circulate about the Indians looking for an impact bullpen arm.
Jul 29 - 11:35 PM

Cody Allen tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday versus the Twins for his 19th save of the season.

Allen struck out Miguel Sano and Brian Dozier before getting Max Kepler on a groundout to finish off the victory. The 27-year-old had a bit of a rocky April, but he owns a 1.23 ERA since the start of May. He has converted each of his last six save chances.
Jul 15 - 11:35 PM

Cody Allen allowed two baserunners but no runs to earn his 16th save of the year on Wednesday.

He gave up a single to Nick Markakis and walked Erick Aybar to bring the tying run to the plate before getting a groundout from Emilio Bonifacio to end the threat. Allen is a solid but not spectacular closer who has blown only two save chances. He whiffs more than a batter per inning but his elevated walk rate makes him susceptible to the occasional blowup.
Jun 29 - 10:24 PM

Cody Allen allowed a run but held on to convert his 15th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Jace Peterson smacked a one-out homer off of Allen and the closer also had to pitch around a two-out triple, but he eventually closed it out. Allen has blown a couple saves this month and hasn't had a ton of chances given that the Indians have played so well. He's mostly pitched very well since a rough April, though.
Jun 28 - 10:35 PM

Cody Allen walked away with the win after blowing a save chance Friday against the White Sox.

Allen just knows how to win. Asked to hold a one-run lead, he retired the leadoff hitter Alex Avila before giving up back-to-back doubles to Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia to tie the game. However, he was able to strike out J.B. Shuck and Tim Anderson to avoid further damage. Carlos Santana then homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Indians (and Allen) home happy. Allen has now blown two saves on the year, both of them coming in his last four chances. Still, on the whole he has been very good since a shaky April.
Jun 17 - 10:44 PM

Cody Allen took his first blown save after giving up a run in the ninth Wednesday against the Rangers.

Allen had some ugly outings in April and took three losses, but he hadn't blown a save until now. He's still pitching much better of late, having posted a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings since the beginning of May.
Jun 1 - 9:56 PM

Cody Allen worked around trouble Friday against the Twins for his ninth save of the season.

The Indians had a two-run lead going into the ninth, but Allen quickly gave up a leadoff double to Danny Santana before Eduardo Nunez knocked him in with a one-out single. Trevor Plouffe drew a two-out walk, but Allen managed to strike out Byung Ho Park to lock down the victory. Allen threw just 12 out of 24 pitches for strikes during the frame and continues to look shaky in the ninth inning. While he has struck out 17 batters in 15 2/3 innings, he has walked 10 batters and holds an ugly 5.17 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
May 14 - 12:28 AM

Cody Allen allowed a run but hung on to nail down his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Allen yielded a leadoff double to Adam Lind and Lind came around to score on a groundout, but the closer whiffed Franklin Gutierrez to close things out. He's now converted all four of his save chances in the early going, but that 5.79 ERA has surely given his fantasy owners some heartburn.
Apr 19 - 9:28 PM

Cody Allen got four outs on Saturday to preserve the Indians' 7-5 win over the Mets.

After Bryan Shaw allowed the Mets to get back into the game in the eighth, Allen was called on to put out the fire. He did just that, getting Asdrubal Cabrera to ground out to end the inning, then working around a leadoff walk to pitch an uneventful ninth. A bad outing has marred his early numbers, but Allen has worked scoreless innings in three of four appearances and has three saves without a blown save thus far.
Apr 16 - 8:39 PM

Cody Allen worked around a two-out single to lock down his second save in a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Allen coughed up two runs in less than an inning to the Rays on Tuesday, so it was nice to see the right-hander safely navigate the ninth to secure the save. More specifically, it was comforting to see him throw strikes. He tossed 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes and walked no one. Allen still has a firm grip on Cleveland's closer role.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Cody Allen secured his first save of 2016 season with 1-2-3 inning on Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Allen struggled last April, but he twirled a gem of an inning Wednesday against Boston in a 7-6 victory. He featured both his fastball and his knucklecurve, easily navigating his way through the heart of the Red Sox batting order. The right-hander showed better command in the second half of 2015 and carried that into his 2016 debut. He’s a good bet to be a top-10 fantasy closer this year.
Apr 6 - 10:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero