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Ranger Suarez looks to keep Phillies in contention

The left-hander will go for his XNUMXth win when he faces the Cubs.

The Venezuelan left-handed starter, Ranger Suarez, will make his 28th start of the season Thursday when the Phillies visit Wrigley Field for the third of a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.

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It will be Larense's first start of the year against the "oseszos" and second in his career, after working six episodes of two runs and eight strikeouts on September 15, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park. However, that was not the first time he faced the North Chicago, as he previously made three relief appearances against them, and in total he has a 1-0 record, with 11 strikeouts, four walks and a 2.00 ERA in nine stretches. of work

Similarly, the native of Piedecuesta will seek not only his 11th victory of the harvest, but also to extend his streak of games without defeat to 13. It should be noted that since July 16 (when the streak began), the left-hander has four wins, 58 guillotines, an ERA of 2.27 and a WHIP of 1.12 in 67 innings and two thirds of work, where he has negotiated 22 walks.

The postseason is the goal

Likewise, Ranger; who has a 3.00 ERA in his last seven appearances, will also seek to get closer to 300 strikeouts in his career. At the moment he is at 17, and most likely he has one way left to be closer to the number.

For its part, it should be noted that the Phillies began the series with a loss against the Cubs, this being their third loss in a row and eighth in their last 11 commitments prior to Wednesday, which allowed the Brewers to approach just a game and a half of the third wild card in the National League.

Although, it should also be noted that the distances in the fight for the last two wild cards in the old circuit are still very short, since the Phillies are 1.5 games behind the Padres in the second wild card.

to keep improving

In 146.1 innings worked this season, Ranger Suárez has an ERA of 3.38, with 122 strikeouts, 22 walks, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeout rate per nine innings of 7.50.

On the other hand, Suárez will also be looking for his 15th victory of his career as a starter, remember that the native of Lara state began his career as a reliever.

In 224 innings pitched in the role, he has a 3.01 ERA, 197 WR, 79 walks, 90 scratches allowed (75 earned) and a WHIP of 1.27, while rivals are hitting him for a .242 average, a .309 OBP and an OPS of . .663.

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