Allen will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus after he lasted 1.1 innings and gave up six runs on five hits and a walk during his start Wednesday in Cleveland's 10-2 loss to Minnesota, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Heading into the outing, Allen's was already hanging on to his rotation spot by a thread after he posted a 6.91 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over his first four starts. He quickly squandered any remaining goodwill Wednesday, serving up home runs to three of the first four batters he faced. After getting out of the first inning down 4-0, Allen retired only one of the three batters he faced in the top of the second before he was mercifully yanked from the contest. With the minor-league season set to begin next week, Cleveland will send Allen to Columbus to work on the command issues that have plagued him so far in 2021. Long reliever Cal Quantrill looks like the top candidate to replace Allen as Cleveland's No. 5 starter.
Allen (1-3) took the loss Friday, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk in 2.1 innings versus the Yankees. He struck out one. Cleveland gave Allen a 3-0 cushion after the first inning, but he gave it back in the second on home runs by Aaron Hicks and Rougned Odor. Giancarlo Stanton then hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning before Phil Maton relieved Allen. Through four starts, Allen has a 6.28 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB across 14.1 innings. He'll try to keep the ball in the yard Wednesday versus the Twins.
Allen (1-2) took the loss Friday as Cleveland fell 10-3 to the Reds, coughing up five runs (four earned) on three hits over two-plus innings. He struck out two. After tossing two perfect innings to begin the game, the wheels came off for Allen in the third following a Jose Ramirez error as he hit a batter and unleashed a wild pitch, with all five of the runners that reached against him eventually coming around to score. The rookie southpaw now carries a 5.25 ERA through three starts, but his 1.25 WHIP is a little more palatable. Allen faces a tough test in his next outing, set for Thursday at home against the Yankees.
Allen (1-1) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while fanning five across five innings in Sunday's win over the Tigers. Allen gave up two runs across five innings in the season opener, but he limited the damage to just one run in this one, and that was enough for him to clinch his first win of the campaign. He owns a 10:5 K:BB through his first 10 innings of the season.
Allen (0-1) took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings Monday against the Royals. Allen turned in a decent first outing of the 2021 campaign, with his lone blemish occurring in the second inning on a two-run blast. Unfortunately for the southpaw, the Cleveland offense failed to put any runs up on the scoreboard. Allen will search for his first victory in his next scheduled start, which lines up for Sunday against the Tigers.
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