Cease (5-2) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings to earn the win Saturday versus Detroit.
The right-hander's lone mistake was a two-run home run allowed to Harold Castro in the first inning. Cease had alternated strong and poor starts in his previous six outings, but he put in a decent effort Saturday. He's pitched to a 3.38 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 85:29 K:BB across 66.2 innings in 13 starts. The 25-year-old lines up for a road start in Houston next week.
Cease (4-2) allowed five hits and a walk over seven shutout innings Sunday, striking out 10 and earning a win over the Tigers.
Coming off his worst outing of the season in Cleveland, Cease bounced back with one of his best performances to date. A handful of Tigers reached scoring position, but the 25-year-old righty escaped every potential threat with relative ease. He lowered his season ERA to 3.36 alongside a 78:27 K:BB through 12 starts. It's a noticeable improvement from his 4.01 ERA and 44:34 K:BB in 12 starts during the 2020 season. Cease is lined up to face Detroit again, this time on the road, next weekend.
Cease will start Sunday's series finale against Detroit, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander will be pitching on normal rest Sunday, and the White Sox will elect to start Carlos Rodon on Tuesday to give him additional rest. Across his last three starts, Cease has posted a 7.90 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 13.2 innings.
Cease (3-2) took the loss Tuesday at Cleveland after surrendering six runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 3.1 innings.
The 25-year-old needed 94 pitches to record 10 outs, though he did generate 11 swing-and-misses. Cease has a 3.79 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 68:27 K:BB across 55 innings (11 starts) in 2021.
Cease (3-1) beat the Orioles on Thursday, giving up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings.
Cease used all he had to get the win, throwing 111 pitches, including 29 swings-and-misses. That swing-and-miss total matched the Mets' Jacob deGrom for the most in the majors this season. As evidenced by the pitch count, it wasn't easy for Cease, who pitched out of jams in the first and sixth innings. The right-hander told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that he was motivated by his performance in his previous start, when the Yankees knocked him around for his first loss of the season. "A game like that is kind of like a slap to the face," said Cease. "It's like all right, you've got to make sure you get ahead in the count. You don't want to give them anything unnecessary so if you fall behind, it's a lot easier to hit." Cease's next turn in the rotation comes around Monday on the road against Cleveland.
Cease (2-1) took the loss Saturday against the Yankees after allowing five runs on five hits with six strikeouts and four walks across 4.1 innings.
The right-hander showcased his swing-and-miss stuff by generating 20 swinging strikes, but he was wild and New York was still able to find success. It's the first major blemish of the season for Cease, who hadn't surrendered more than three runs in any of his first eight starts. He'll carry a 3.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 56:24 K:BB into his next outing.
Cease didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Royals after allowing one unearned run on three hits and three walks while fanning three across 5.2 innings.
Cease was just one out away from what would've been his third quality start over his last four appearances. The right-hander has failed to complete five innings in four of his eight starts this season, but that hasn't happened in any of his last four outings. Cease continues to show swing-and-miss stuff, living up to the reputation he had as a prospect in the Cubs organization. Cease owns a 2.41 ERA so far and his next start is scheduled for next week at the Yankees.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/12||@ DET||W 15-2||1||5.0||4||2||1||7|
|06/06||vs DET||W 3-0||1||7.0||5||0||1||10|
|06/01||@ CLE||L 5-6||1||3.1||8||6||1||2|
|05/27||vs BAL||W 5-1||1||6.0||4||1||2||10|
|05/22||@ NYY||L 0-7||1||4.1||5||5||4||6|
|05/16||vs KC||W 4-3||5.2||3||0||3||3|
|05/11||vs MIN||W 9-3||5.0||5||3||2||7|
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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|