The Chicago White Sox were on fire on Wednesday night with their offense. One thing that sort of went unnoticed was the game of Dylan Cease. The team hit six home runs and Josh Donaldson ran his mouth again which are both stories that took center stage but Cease deserves some credit. It was an amazing outing for him and there is one reason to be extra proud of him for the way he battled out there.
Dylan Cease needs to continue pitching well for the Chicago White Sox this year.
The Minnesota Twins have an outstanding offense. Their starting lineup is as potent as any team in the American League. They have bad pitching which is why they are near the bottom of the AL Central but they can sure hit. Dylan Cease kept them mostly at bay in this one.
Cease went out there and pitched 6.0 very good innings. He only allowed three hits and two of them were solo shots. He gave up the first-inning home run to Josh Donaldson who was feeding off the boo-birds in the crowd. Once Donaldson hit the home run, he locked himself in and went to work The offense put up 13 so the other solo shot he gave up to Nelson Cruz was a non-factor.
He also only walked three and struck out seven. It was as good of a game as you need from Cease on any given night. The reason to applaud him a little bit extra in this one is the opponent. We went over how good the Minnesota lineup is. Keeping them to three hits in six innings is magnificent. He deserves all the praise in the world for this one.
Getting a big win in this one is huge for the White Sox. It gives them a chance to come in today and sweep them right out of town again. They are already dominating them in the season series and are 13.5 games better right now so it is all good on the South Side when it comes to the Minnesota Twins.
Josh Donaldson can have fun talking about the spin rate and all of that but Dylan Cease needed no help shutting them all down for the most part. You just have to tip your cap on the two solo shots that kept the Twins within ten runs. This rivalry is starting to get very intense which is great for both fanbases. Hopefully, Carlos Rodon can follow up on Lucas Giolito and Dylan Cease’s performance to complete the series sweep.