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Allen Hits His Stride

Allen was excellent in the summer months

Last spring, the Mets handed down quite a challenge to Kyle Allen as they assigned him to the Savannah Sand Gnats after debuting in the Gulf Coast League in 2008. He hit some bumps in the road during his first month, but once settled in, Allen got rolling as he enhanced his repertoire and matured his overall approach on the mound.

"I learned that you got to work hard every day. I picked up things to how to beat the different batters, I picked up a lot from our pitching coaches and obviously as you go up the tougher it gets, but that made me work even harder and I think I finished the year on a good note," said Kyle Allen when reflecting on his second season. Allen certainly came a long way this season which started in...

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