Ranger Suarez allowed three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings on Wednesday against the Reds. He struck out eight and did not factor into the decision.
Suarez has now allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his last six starts, and his ERA and WHIP are down to 3.31 and 1.29, respectively. It's a huge turnaround for a pitcher who had a 4.07 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in the first half. Everything has trended up for Suarez of late, as he has cut his walk rate while increasing his strikeout and ground ball rates. With a matchup against Cincinnati on tap for his next start, Suarez should be considered a must-start option for the moment.