LA Angels: 3 discouraging signs from Little League Classic

LA Angels, Jose Suarez (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Jose Suarez, LA Angels
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No. 2 discouraging sign from the Little League Classic for the LA Angels: Jose Suarez’s inconsistencies continue

Jose Suarez’s inconsistencies for the LA Angels continue to appear. Ever since he moved into the starting rotation for Anaheim, he had been passing the eye test but having disappointing statistics.

After his first six starts, he posted a 5.79 ERA and had given up a .252 batting average. Two starts ago, however, against the New York Yankees, he both passed the eye test and had a good stat line.

He went five innings and gave up just two earned runs. Yesterday, however, he came out the gate struggling.

He gave up a two-run homer in the first inning, and ended up getting pulled after giving up three earned runs in four innings. He only walked a couple of batters, but he did give up six hits.

Currently, he now has a 5.59 ERA as a starter this year, and has allowed a .260 batting average against him. It’s still too early to give up on Suarez as a starter of course, but I’d like to see improvement.

We know how good he is in the bullpen, and we need him to be a similar pitcher as a starter.