Allen (2-2) allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out none across 2.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Marlins. Allen immediately ran into trouble, surrendering a three-run homer to Brian Anderson in the first inning. Things didn't improve much from there, as he allowed five batters to reach base in the second frame, causing four more runs to cross the plate. The Padres have tried to fit Allen into the rotation as a sixth starter, though he also has pitched out of the bullpen and this performance isn't likely to give them much confidence in his role going forward. After Tuesday's contest, he owns a 7.08 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 20.1 total innings for the season.
Allen is listed as the Padres' scheduled starter for Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Allen's final appearance prior to the All-Star break came in relief, but he'll be reinserted into the rotation to kick off the Padres' six-game week. The Padres had closed out the first half with a six-man rotation and are likely to maintain that setup with an eye on giving Chris Paddack more rest between turns, so Allen isn't expected to receive a second start this week. Through his first 18 big-league innings, Allen has yielded nine earned runs on 20 hits and six walks while striking out 13.
Allen (2-1) took the loss against the Giants on Monday, giving up six earned runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out three and walking two in a 13-2 defeat for the Padres. Allen was excellent in his first two big-league starts, yielding just two earned over 13 innings, but he couldn't keep it rolling in this contest as the Giants tagged him for six runs before chasing him from the contest after four innings and 83 pitches. Dinelson Lamet (elbow) is nearing a return from the injured list, so Allen could be in for a move back to Triple-A El Paso whenever Lamet is ready to return to action. In the meantime, his next start is currently scheduled for a Sunday road matchup against the Dodgers.
Allen (2-0) earned the win Tuesday at Baltimore after surrendering two runs on eight hits across six innings. He struck out five and walked two. Allen's second major-league start unsurprisingly wasn't as sharp as his scoreless debut, but he still turned in good results despite allowing 10 baserunners. Two strong starts have likely secured the 22-year-old's place in the starting rotation, and his next start would line up for Monday against the Giants.
Allen will start Tuesday against the Orioles. Allen earned at least one more turn in the rotation after pitching seven scoreless innings while allowing just three hits Tuesday against the Brewers. With another strong showing against the Orioles, he could secure his place in the rotation going forward.