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 will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Zach Eflin will get the ball for the other game. Suarez allowed four runs across five innings while striking out three against the Reds in his only MLB appearance earlier in the season. He owns a 3.19 ERA across six starts (31 innings) with the IronPigs, but that comes with an unremarkable 1.45 WHIP and 22:12 K:BB. Suarez will likely head back to the minors following Thursday's spot start, as the Phillies can revert back to a five-man rotation after Thursday's twin bill.
Suarez will be recalled from Triple-A to start one game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Zach Eflin, the 26th man for the doubleheader, will start the other game, and it's currently unclear what order they will go in. Suarez got tagged for four earned runs in five innings while striking out three against the Reds in his lone MLB start earlier this season. He has a 3.19 ERA in six starts at Triple-A, but his 1.45 WHIP and 7.5 K-BB percentage at that level are pretty big red flags. The best thing that can be said about his chances is that he is facing the Mets. Suarez is likely only making a spot start, as the Phillies can move back to a five-man rotation after the doubleheader.
Suarez was optioned back to Triple-A Lehigh after his start Thursday against the Reds. He picked up the win but allowed four earned runs over 5.0 innings.
Suarez ran into some trouble in his big-league debut, giving up a pair of home runs against a surging Reds offense. The Phillies' offense picked him up, however, and Suarez was able to limit the damage and put himself in position to pick up the win. He'll head back to Triple-A, where he has a 0.57 ERA and over three starts. The Phillies have a deep and talented rotation, so if that group remains intact, Suarez's services may not be needed by the big league club until September.
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