As a Chicago White Sox fan, we know that things just aren’t going right for the White Sox this year. There are a myriad of problems (mainly on offense) and it doesn’t appear as if the coaching staff can get over these issues.
The White Sox keep sinking deeper and deeper and it appears that they will not climb out of the hole that they have fallen into.
But this lackluster season cannot take the shine off of what one of their players is doing. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease is having a magical season and has become one of the best pitchers in the league.
If he had the support of the offense to help put up some runs to help him win games, he would be so much better off. He could even be a lock for the Cy Young award. But with the way that the White Sox are playing right now, that is not a guarantee.
Dylan Cease is putting up historical numbers for the Chicago White Sox.
The numbers that Cease is putting up paint a picture of someone that is having one of the best seasons in White Sox pitching history.
There are so many things that he’s doing right. For one, over the last 14 starts he has had, he has posted an ERA of just 0.66.
This is not only a White Sox record but a record in all of Major League Baseball as it’s the lowest ERA of a 14-game start by any pitcher over the last 100 years in baseball. Amazing!
Yet another interesting stat that Cease has put up (and is once again another Major League Baseball record) is that he has the most consecutive starts without more than one earned run. That record, as it stands right now, is 14 games.
Cease is a machine that never seems to stop. The only thing that really slows him down is his team’s offense. He would have a solid win/loss record if his team was able to put up some runs and give him the kind of support that he needs and deserves. But he’s doing very well on his own.
If Cease can continue his trend I think that he has an excellent chance of winning the American League Cy Young Award. He just can’t stumble approaching the gate but that’s not like Cease anyway. It doesn’t seem like he is capable of completely falling apart.
It will be interesting to see what Cease can continue to do as we come towards the close of the season. Can he keep up this pace?
If he can, he would be a near lock to win the Cy Young (Justin Verlander will have something to say about it). Every start that he makes becomes must-watch baseball as he continues to evolve into a very positive story for the White Sox this season.