Allen pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn his 19th save of the year Friday at the Twins. Allen was protecting a three-run lead, and closed the door on the Twins without an ounce of drama. He's now converted 19 of 21 save opportunities on the season, and he has a 2.72 ERA to go along with a 1.13 WHIP.
Allen worked around a walk to pick up his 18th save in Monday's win over the Tigers. Allen has blown just two of his 20 save opportunities this year and has been successful despite struggling with his control. He now has 18 walks in just 35.2 innings, a 4.5 BB/9, his worst since his rookie season. But he has allowed just 23 hits this season, and Monday's appearance marked his 18th outing in which he held his opponent hitless.
Allen allowed no runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning to record his 16th save of the season Wednesday at the Braves. Allen was protecting a three-run lead, and put two runners on base with two out before inducing a ground ball to end the contest. He's now allowed two base runners in six of his 10 outings this month, and his WHIP is at 1.19 on the year.
Allen recorded his 15th save Tuesday against the Braves. He allowed a run on two hits and struck out one. Tuesday marked the first time since April 29 that Allen allowed a home run. He also allowed a two-out triple, but this game was never really in doubt. He wasn't as good in June as he was in May, but Allen still tallied four saves while recording at least one strikeout in eight of his nine appearances.
Allen pitched a perfect ninth against the Rays to notch his 14th save Monday, picking up a strikeout in the process. Allen has really gotten rolling in the month of June, sporting a 1-0 record with three saves while allowing just two runs and fanning 11 in seven appearances. He might need a day off after pitching on consecutive nights and three times in the last four days, though.