Throwback Thursday – April 24, 2014
Want to know how good LHP Brent Suter (’13) has been this season for the Double-A Huntsville Stars? Just ask the Mobile BayBears hitters. Suter took a no-hitter into the ninth against Mobile yesterday and finished with one hit over eight innings, as the Stars won, 4-1.
Suter, who went 7-9 with a 3.63 ERA with Brevard County last season, kept a zero in the BayBears’ hit column until Raywilly Gomez singled to lead off the ninth inning. The left-hander was pulled from the game after giving up the no-hitter, but RHP Arcenio Leon finished the job in the ninth.
Gomez scored later in the ninth, but that was the only Mobile tally on the afternoon. Suter finished with one run on one hit and one walk over eight innings of work. The southpaw struck out seven in the performance.
The former Manatees lefty has been a tough assignment for Southern League hitters. One year after pitching for Brevard County, the 24-year old has started the 2014 campaign 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA for Double-A Huntsville. Suter has also ramped up his strikeout game since reaching Double-A:
Suter averages 8.64 K/9 with 24 punch-outs through 25.0 innings. That average is more than a strikeout better per game compared to last year (7.04 K/9). The left-hander is scheduled to make his next start on Monday at the Tennessee Smokies.