Cease allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings in Tuesday's win over the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Cease had a rough second inning, giving up three hits, a walk and all three of his runs. However, he settled in from there and retired eight of the last 10 batters he faced. While Cease's overall stat line from Tuesday doesn't stand out, he did continue to show swing-and-miss stuff by generating 20 swinging strikes on 97 total pitches. For the season, he now has a 2.80 ERA with a 47:17 K:BB across 35.1 innings. Cease lines up to make his next start Sunday against the Royals.
Cease (2-0) picked up the win Tuesday, giving up one hit and three walks over six scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 11 in a 9-0 victory over the Reds.
The right-hander extended his scoreless streak to 13 innings with another dominant effort. Cease not only shut down a potent Cincy offense, he made a surprising contribution at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. In the process, he became only the fourth pitcher in the expansion era to record hits in his first three career plate appearances. Cease will take a stellar 2.37 ERA and 40:15 K:BB through 30.1 innings into his next outing.
Cease (1-0) shut out the Tigers on three hits while striking out nine over seven innings in the second leg of Thursday's doubleheader.
The righty was dealing Thursday and had the best start of his season, leaving the Tigers guessing all night. The 25-year-old threw 66 of his 91 pitches for strikes and now has a 2.96 ERA. It is noteworthy that Cease was dominant due to his sharp command, as it was his first appearance without walking a batter.
Cease yielded two runs on three htis and three walks over 3.1 innings in Friday's win over Texas. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
Cease needed 80 pitches just to get through 3.1 frames and clearly wasn't at his best. Still, the only damage against him came on a two-run shot by Nick Solak in the fourth. The 25-year-old now owns a 4.15 ERA and 20:12 K:BB across 17.1 innings. Cease is expected to face Detroit early next week at home.
Cease gave up two runs on six hits and three walks while fanning six across 4.2 innings Saturday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
Cease has pitched exactly 4.2 innings in each of his first three starts of the season, but his numbers haven't been very good -- perhaps reflecting what happened last season when his 6.35 FIP didn't come close to supporting his 4.01 ERA. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 15:9 K:BB with a 3.86 ERA through 14 innings this year.
Cease (COVID-19 protocols) was reinstated from the injured list Friday.
Cease's reinstatement from the COVID-19 IL was expected after he had a series of negative tests following a mild illness Wednesday. Since Friday's series opener against the Red Sox was postponed due to inclement weather, Cease will start Saturday's contest against Boston.
Cease (COVID-19 protocols) and the White Sox won't play against the Red Sox on Friday as the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The 25-year-old was supposed to start in his return from the COVID-19 injured list Friday, but the game was instead pushed to Sunday due to snow. Chicago hasn't announced its updated pitching plans, but it could push back the rest of the rotation and have Cease start Saturday's contest.
Cease (COVID-19 protocols) is available to make his scheduled start against the Red Sox on Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Cease was displaying COVID-like symptoms Wednesday and was placed on the 10-day injured list as a precautionary measure. However, he was feeling good Thursday and has officially cleared the league's health and safety protocols after testing negative once again. The right-hander posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 9.1 innings in his first two starts of the season.
Cease (illness) is feeling good and is expected to start Friday's game against the Red Sox, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Cease was placed on the injured list Wednesday after displaying COVID-like symptoms, but manager Tony La Russa said Thursday that all of the right-hander's tests have come back negative so far. Cease still has one more test to clear, but he's still in line to make his scheduled start as long as he continues to test negative.
Cease is going on the injured list Wednesday after displaying COVID-like symptoms, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
He has not tested positive for the virus, but the White Sox will be cautious and hold him out for now. He has not been ruled out for his scheduled start Friday in Boston, but the team has started discussing contingency plans in the event that Cease cannot make the start, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Cease allowed a run on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 4.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Royals on Sunday.
Cease failed to complete five innings for the second straight start, but he was more effective Sunday than in his season debut. The right-hander's only damage came on a Whit Merrifield RBI single in the fifth inning. Cease has a 3.86 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB across 9.1 innings this year. His next start is expected to be Friday in Boston.
Cease will start Sunday's game against the Royals, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Cease was scheduled to start Saturday's matchup before it was rained out, but he'll end up taking the mound one day later for Sunday's series finale. Cease allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 4.2 innings during his season debut against the Angels on Sunday.
Cease and the White Sox won't play against the Royals on Saturday since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Cease was lined up to make his second start of the season Saturday after he allowed three runs in 4.2 innings during his 2021 debut Sunday. The White Sox haven't yet announced who will take the mound for Sunday's series finale against Kansas City, although Cease could be an option since the game was postponed several hours before the scheduled first pitch.
Cease threw 4.2 innings Sunday against the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.
It wasn't a particularly encouraging start to the season for Cease, whose 6.35 FIP didn't come close to supporting his 4.01 ERA last year. The Angels got to him right away, with Shohei Ohtani homering in the first inning and Justin Upton hitting a sacrifice fly later in the frame. David Fletcher added another run with an RBI single in the fourth. Cease will look to get back on track in his next start, which should come Saturday against the Royals.
Cease allowed one run on six hits and struck out 11 over 5.1 innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Rockies.
Cease cruised in his final tune-up before the regular season, throwing 86 pitches (58 strikes) with a fastball touching the upper 90s in what was his finest Cactus League start. The lone blemish was a solo home run by C.J. Cron in the second inning. Cease leaves Arizona with a boost of confidence in preparation to start the fourth game of the season April 4 against the Angels in Los Angeles. He allowed just two runs over 17 innings this spring.
Cease allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three over 3.2 innings in Saturday's spring game against Cleveland.
This was Cease's second Cactus League outing, but he's thrown simulated games and bullpens, so his pitch count (73 pitches, 45 strikes) is right where it needs to be at this stage of the spring. Despite the free passes allowed, Cease told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that he was pleased with the outing. His fastball topped out at 99 MPH, and he feels the slider was locked in. The right-hander lamented his curveball, but Cease managed to come out of the outing unscathed. Limiting damage with a lot of traffic on the bases is something that should be taken as a positive as Cease prepares for the time when games count.
Cease allowed one hit and struck out two over three scoreless innings in Monday's spring game against the Cubs.
On the day when manager Tony La Russa identified the top three starters in the rotation, Cease solidified his hold on the No. 4 spot with an impressive Cactus League debut. The right-hander worked on fixing his mechanics during the offseason and early in camp, and he was pleased with the outcome. "There's always things that can be improved and worked on," Cease told Scott Merkin of MLB.com. "Threw my stuff in the zone, no walks. Made them put it in play. I'm happy with that. It's definitely encouraging." The young starter, who has drawn raves from coaches and catchers alike during his bullpen sessions this spring, had a 4.01 ERA in 2020, which involved a bit of luck, as Cease had a 6.35 FIP and .242 BABIP.
Cease is the scheduled starter for Monday's game against the Cubs, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Cease, who threw a live batting practice session on the team's off day Wednesday, will be making his Cactus League debut when he faces the White Sox's crosstown rivals. His spring activity has been limited to bullpen sessions and a three-inning simulated game in which he worked on fixing mechanical flaws in his delivery.
Cease pitched a simulated game Friday and got up and down three times, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Cease got positive reviews from manager Tony La Russa ("excellent") and catcher Jonathan Lucroy ("devastating arsenal"). The right-hander has not yet appeared in a Cactus League game, but he is expected to serve as the fourth starter behind Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Lance Lynn.
Cease has worked with White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz to correct mechanical flaws in his lower body, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Cease threw a side session Thursday under the watchful eye of catcher Yasmani Grandal, who liked what he saw. "If we get him to where we see him going, this guy could be a Cy Young finalist," Grandal said. "He could possibly be a Cy Young winner. He's got the tools to do it, there's no doubt on that." The right-hander pitched to a 4.01 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 44 strikeouts and 34 walks over 58.1 innings in 2020. Cease is expected to claim a spot at the back end of the rotation to start the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||vs MIN||W 9-3||5.0||5||3||2||7|
|05/04||@ CIN||W 9-0||1||6.0||1||0||3||11|
|04/29||vs DET||W 11-0||1||7.0||3||0||0||9|
|04/23||vs TEX||W 9-7||3.1||3||2||3||5|
|04/17||@ BOS||L 4-7||4.2||6||2||3||6|
|04/11||vs KC||L 3-4||4.2||4||1||3||6|
|04/04||@ LAA||L 4-7||4.2||5||3||3||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFX-South Bend Cubs||51.2||13||13||0||1||2||0||74||26||39||2.81||1.270|