Suero posted a 0.00 ERA but shaky 4:4 K:BB through six spring innings.
On the bright side, the right-hander allowed only one hit in Grapefruit League action before MLB was put on pause. Suero was expected to fill a middle-relief role to begin the season following the acquisition of Will Harris, but his improving K-rate and 3.06 FIP in 2019 suggest he could handle high-leverage work if called upon.
Suero was added to the Nationals' World Series roster.
Suero made the team's NLDS roster and was on the NLCS roster for a day before being dropped for Daniel Hudson's return from paternity leave. He's made just a single appearance this postseason, getting one out and allowing one run.
Suero was removed from the Nationals' NLCS roster Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The move was expected, as Suero was designated to be removed from the roster once Daniel Hudson was reinstated from the paternity list, which occurred Saturday. The right-hander was not used during Game 1 of the NLCS after Anibal Sanchez pitched 7.2 innings in his start.
Suero is on the Nationals' NLCS roster but will be removed once Daniel Hudson returns from paternity leave, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Hudson is expected to miss just one game, so Suero's stay will likely be short. Suero pitched once in the NLDS, allowing one run while recording just one out.
Suero is on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.
The Nationals opted to expand their bullpen in favor of bench slots for the NLDS, opening up a role for Suero. Over his second major-league season in 2019, Suero carried an 81:26 K:BB with a 4.54 ERA.
Suero is not on the Nationals' wild-card roster.
The Nationals elected to carry just five relievers. Each of their top four starters will be active for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, with Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez all available to provide length behind Max Scherzer.
Suero (6-9) threw just a third of an inning Sunday, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out a batter as he took the loss against the Marlins.
Suero took over in the seventh after Hunter Strickland ran into some trouble but wasn't able to clean up the mess. He allowed a two-RBI double to Jon Berti, which gave the Marlins the lead, and Berti was later able to score on an RBI triple by Starlin Castro. The Nationals entered the inning with the lead, and the bullpen completely fell apart with Suero being the odd man out and taking the loss. The right-hander now owns a 4.70 ERA to go with a 79:26 K:BB over 69.1 innings this season. Suero and the rest of the Nationals' bullpen will need to be on top of their game moving forward if they expect the team to make any noise in the playoffs.
Suero (3-5) picked up the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless seventh inning.
The right-hander hasn't been charged with a run in nine of his last 10 appearances, posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB with two wins and three holds in nine innings over that stretch. Suero's 4.96 ERA on the season remains weak, but his current performance and setup role for Sean Doolittle give him some fantasy appeal in deep formats that score holds.
Suero recorded his first save of the season while allowing one hit with one walk and one strikeout during the ninth inning of a 4-3 victory against the Braves on Friday.
With Sean Doolittle having pitched each of the last two days, the Nationals turned to Suero in the ninth. This was his first traditional save chance of the year, although he has two blown saves on his ledger after blowing eighth-inning leads. The Nationals will probably go with the right-hander again in a save situation if Doolittle needs rest, but Suero's numbers aren't good enough to warrant a roster spot in most formats. He is 1-4 with one save, 5.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 31.1 innings this season.
Suero (1-4) struck out the side but gave up three runs on two hits and a walk in the eighth inning Thursday to blow his first save of the season and take the loss against the Mets.
Getting a chance at high-leverage work after the Nats rallied to take the lead in the top of the eighth, Suero couldn't get the job done and served up a three-run homer to Carlos Gomez. The right-hander's 30:9 K:BB through 21.1 innings this season looks good, but it comes with an unsightly 7.17 ERA.
Suero gave up a run on one hit while striking out two in an inning of relief during Monday's loss to the Brewers.
The right-hander entered the game with two outs in the seventh inning and allowed an inherited runner to score, then Tony Sipp did the same to him in the eighth after Suero gave up a leadoff double to Orlando Arcia. The 27-year-old's 1.21 WHIP and 19:6 K:BB through 14 innings are solid, but they come with a ghastly 7.07 ERA, the product of a Nats relief corps that seems incapable of backing each other up. The bullpen's 62.7 percent strand rate is the worst in the majors, and Suero's 37.5 percent rate makes him the worst of the worst.
Suero (1-0) tossed a perfect eighth inning Saturday to pick up the win in a 3-2 victory over the Pirates.
The right-hander's 6.35 ERA so far is inflated, but Suero's 0.88 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB through 5.2 innings offer a better reflection of how he's been pitching. He'll continue working in middle relief for now, but further success could move him into a setup role for the Nats.
Suero is expected to be included on the Nationals' Opening Day roster after the team demoted Austen Williams to Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Suero and Justin Miller won out over Williams in a three-way battle for the final two spots available out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old righty reached the big leagues for the first time in 2018 and logged 40 appearances for Washington, churning out a 3.59 ERA and 47:15 K:BB in 47.2 innings. His usage will likely be limited to lower-leverage spots early on during the upcoming campaign.
Suero is competing with Austen Williams for the last spot in the Nationals' bullpen, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Williams has put up better numbers this spring, but Suero has been solid with a 6:2 K:BB in 6.1 innings. There's also a scenario in which the club decides to keep both of them on the Opening Day roster rather than replacing Howie Kendrick (hamstring) with another position player. If he does head north with the team, Suero will work in low-leverage situations.
Suero tossed a scoreless inning of relief in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, allowing one hit and striking out one.
The right-hander is fighting for one of the last spots in the Nats' bullpen, and while Suero hasn't wowed anyone this spring, he hasn't hurt his chances with a 4:2 K:BB through 4.2 innings. If he does break camp on the big-league roster, he'll likely work in lower-leverage situations after posting a solid 3.59 ERA and 47:15 K:BB in 47.2 frames last season as a rookie.
Suero was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
He has been back and forth between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, and will take the spot of Brandon Kintzler, who was traded to the Cubs. Suero has a 3.15 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 20 innings in the majors this season.
Suero was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Suero rejoined the Nationals on July 10 and fired 2.2 scoreless innings during this stint in the majors, and now has a 3.15 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 20 major-league innings this season. The 26-year-old will likely be one of the first options to return to Washington when it needs an additional arm as the team starts the second half with only a six-man bullpen.
Suero was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Suero made 15 appearances for the Nationals earlier in the year, recording a 3.63 ERA. Washington needs an extra arm in the bullpen with Sean Doolittle heading to the disabled list with a toe injury.
Suero was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Suero has a solid 3.63 ERA in 17.1 innings for the Nationals this season. He'll return to Triple-A but is likely to be one of the first pitchers called upon if the Nationals need another reliever in the near future.
Suero was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Suero will quickly make his way back to the big leagues following Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) and Brandon Kintzler (forearm) being placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday afternoon. Suero held a 4.15 ERA over 13 innings of relief prior to being optioned to Triple-A on Saturday.
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