After two rain-shortened, rain-affected starts, Dylan Cease finally had a normal one for the Charlotte Knights, and in multiple ways. Cease threw a quality start that was slightly tarnished by a couple homers, but still good enough for the victory. He struck out a Cease-like eight batters over six innings, walking only one.
Most importantly, Cease threw a season-high 98 pitches over six innings. His irregular workload is the most sensible counterargument to calling him up immediately, and an outing like tonight’s helps address that legit concern.
Our Man in Charlotte Jonathan Lee talked to Cease after the game about his outing…
… and about the greater discussion about his place in the organization:
- Danny Mendick went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double.
- Eloy Jiménez, 2-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
- Daniel Palka went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Seby Zavala wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Dylan Cease had a normal one: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 61 of 98 pitches for strikes.
- Luis Robert went 1-for-4.
- Laz Rivera, 0-for-4 with a K.
- Luis Gonzalez singled thrice, struck out once and was picked off/caught staling.
- Ti’Quan Forbes wen 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
- Blake Rutherford, 0-for-3.
- Nick Madrigal went 2-for-5.
- Carlos Perez, 2-for-4.
- Lincoln Henzman: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR
Delmarva 2, Kannapolis 0 (10 innings)
- Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-4.
- Bryce Bush and Romy Gonzalez were both 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Luis Curbelo singled, walked and struck out twice.
- Amado Nunez singled and struck out thrice.
- Jhoandro Alfaro, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.