Suero (2-0) picked up the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against Atlanta, striking out two in a perfect inning of relief.
He was the fourth Nats pitcher to enter the game but the first to keep the opposition off the scoreboard, leading to the win in an eventual 10-9 victory. Suero remains in a fairly low-leverage role, and while his 17:4 K:BB through 15.2 innings is strong, he has a mediocre 4.60 ERA and 1.28 WHIP plus zero saves or holds in 13 appearances.
Suero (1-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 8-5 victory over Atlanta, giving up one hit and striking out two in a scoreless fifth inning.
Austin Voth didn't last long enough to qualify for the win even though the Nats took the lead for good in the top of the fifth, making Suero the pitcher of record after he and six other relievers combined to silence Atlanta's bats. The right-hander has been tagged for runs in half of his six appearances this season, leading to a 6.14 ERA and 1.77 WHIP, but his 7:1 K:BB and zero homers allowed through 7.1 innings suggests better days should be ahead.
Suero (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports.
Suero missed much of camp for undisclosed reasons but has been able to throw for the past two weeks and is now ready for game action. With a fine-but-forgettable 4.16 ERA in 119 major-league innings so far in his career, the righty probably isn't ticketed for high-leverage innings any time soon.
Suero (undisclosed) completed a simulated game Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Even though Suero remains on the 10-day injured list, his presence at summer camp and ability to face hitters suggests he's reasonably healthy and won't miss much time beyond Opening Day. The right-hander reliever made 78 appearances for Washington in 2019, posting a 4.54 ERA, 81:26 K:BB and 19 holds over 71.1 innings.
Suero (undisclosed) reported to summer training Sunday and threw a light side session, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 28-year-old is on the injured list and has been absent from camp for unspecified reasons, but he was able to join the team this weekend. Suero may not be available for Opening Day with only a few days to build up for Thursday's matchup with the Yankees.
Suero was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
If Suero's absence is related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Nationals wouldn't legally be able to confirm. The righty has yet to appear in camp, and it's not yet clear when he's expected to arrive.
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.
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