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Suarez Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Apr 24, 2018 • by The Reading Fightin Phils
Ranger Suarez

The Eastern League has announced that Reading Fightin Phils pitcher Ranger Suarez has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 16th – April 22nd.  Suarez is the first Fightin Phils pitcher or player to receive recognition from the league this season.Suarez went 1-0 with 12 strikeouts and a 1.20 ERA over his last two starts.  On Sunday against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, he struck out two batters over seven innings while allowing just two runs in Reading’s 4-2 loss.  This past Monday in Harrisburg, he struck out ten batters in eight innings as he guided the Fightin Phils to a 6-0 win. The Carora, Venezuela native led the Eastern League pitchers in innings pitched (15) last week and also ranked among the weekly league leaders in strikeouts (12-tied 3rd), wins (1-tied 5th), WHIP (0.80 – 6th) and ERA (1.20 – 7th).  The left-hander currently sports a 1-1 record with a 4.13 ERA in four starts.  He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent on April 1, 2012. 

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