White Sox pitching prospect has his first struggling outing of the season for Triple-A Charlotte in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox starting pitching has gotten better over the past week but still has room for growth. At the moment, there’s still no need for the front office to rush the promotion of their pitching prospect in Dylan Cease.
On Saturday night, Cease would have his first rough outing of the season for Triple-A Charlotte in game one of their doubleheader against the Norfolk Tides. Cease pitched 4.2 innings for the Knights while allowing three earned runs on five hits, two walks and recording five strikeouts in Charlotte’s 6-5 win over Norfolk.
This was the first start where Cease allowed a single earned run. His previous two starts for the Knights were each scoreless outings. This would be the first start that he not only allowed any runs but where he also allowed more than one walk. Despite him struggling, Cease’s ERA remained under 2.00 at 1.84 after his outing on Saturday.
Cease will have much better starts moving forward and his outing on Saturday shouldn’t get any White Sox fans to panic. Many White Sox fans might point to the fact that Cease lasted just 4.2 innings but his start came in game one of a doubleheader and the game lasted just seven innings.
Another White Sox affiliate also split their doubleheader on Saturday night. The Winston-Salem Dash of High-A split their doubleheader with the Potomac Nationals. Luis Robert appeared in both games but was taken out of the second game for precautionary reasons. He’s dealing with a left hand contusion according to Bruce Levine and is day-to-day.
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