Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Suarez allowed 14 runs (nine earned) in 15 innings in his first taste of the big leagues last season. He'll wait at the Triple-A level for an injury to open up another opportunity.
Suarez allowed one run on one hit and two walks over three innings during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Braves. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision. Suarez likely would have been afforded a longer lease at a different point in the season, but he likely had a limited pitch count since he hadn't been used as a starter since joining the Phillies at the start of September. The 23-year-old had two unimpressive starts earlier in the season, but allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits across his two September appearances (six innings).
Suarez will start Sunday against the Braves, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Suarez will get the ball for the Phillies' final game of the season as manager Gabe Kapler looks to rest his regular starters with the team out of the playoff picture. The young lefty has made two starts for the big club this season, posting an 8.00 ERA, 2.22 WHIP and 5:3 K:BB across nine innings in those appearances.
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Suarez will be one of 15 bullpen arms down the stretch for the Phillies, so opportunities will likely be limited. He's allowed 12 runs (eight earned) in nine innings at the big-league level so far this season, though his 2.75 ERA in 21 starts split between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley is cause for some optimism.
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. The Phillies brought up a fresh arm in Yacksel Rios to replace Suarez after the club's bullpen was heavily taxed in a 24-4 shellacking in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader. Suarez got the start in that outing and surrendered four earned runs on 11 hits across four innings. He'll return to the Lehigh Valley rotation for the time being.
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