Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Sunday's 9-2 loss to the Cardinals that Suarez would receive one more start during the final week of the season, Sean Collins of MLB.com reports. Suarez took his 12th loss Sunday despite limiting the Cardinals to two runs over five frames, raising his innings count to 181.1 across three stops on the season. Given that Suarez just turned 26 years old and had covered only 155.2 innings in the minors the previous season, there was some thought that the Giants might shut him down to preserve his arm. It appears Suarez's showing was solid enough to earn him one final start, but don't expect him to work deep into the outing, which will likely fall Saturday against the Dodgers. Though he endured only minimal turbulence in the series finale with St. Louis, Suarez was lifted after just 77 pitches, presumably with workload concerns in mind.
Suarez (7-12) pitched five innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding two runs on a walk and six hits while striking out five in the loss to the Cardinals. Overall it was a solid outing for Suarez, but the Giants bullpen was torched immediately after his exit, giving up five runs in the sixth inning. The rookie left-hander now owns a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings on the year. He'll take on the Dodgers at home on Saturday.
Suarez (6-10) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings against the Rockies. Suarez was beaten by Trevor Story for three solo homers, and the trio of homers accounted for the bulk of the damage on Suarez's ledger. The lefty has been boom-or-bust of late, allowing zero runs in three of his last five outings and five earned in each of the other two. He'll take a 4.33 ERA into Tuesday's matchup versus the Braves.
Suarez (6-9) picked up the win against the Mets on Friday, giving up just two hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out five and walked none in the Giants' 7-0 victory. It was smooth sailing for Suarez in this contest, as he breezed to his sixth victory of the season. It was also the second game in a row he's gone seven innings without allowing a run. Overall, Suarez is sporting a 4.19 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP and a 113:34 K:BB over 133.1 innings this season.
Suarez (5-9) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Rangers, allowing three hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out five, It's the second time in his last three starts the southpaw has blanked the opposition, although he had a disastrous outing against the Reds sandwiched in between. Suarez's inconsistency has left him with a 4.42 ERA, but he'll look to avoid another downturn when he next takes the mound Friday at home against the Mets.