Twins 10, White Sox 5: Dylan Cease stomped

Followed-from-work bullet-point recap:

*Dylan Cease finally encountered an endless form of early trouble. Instead of absorbing an early crooked number en route to five or more serviceable innings, the Twins never stopped beating him up.

Cease gave up five straight singles of varying quality to start the game, falling behind 2-0. When he made an incredible between-the-legs pick to start a 1-2-3 double play that gave him a way out of the inning, C.J. Cron shot another single through the middle for two more runs and a 4-0 lead before the close of the first.

*It didn’t get any easier. In the second, Cease couldn’t glove Nelson Cruz’s chopper, instead redirecting it to a vacancy in the infield for two more runs. He also threw a pair of very wild fastballs that caused concern.

*Cease then gave up back-to-back homers to start the third, and that was that. His final line: 2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR.

*Jose Abreu went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

*The final score was closer than it appeared because Jorge Polanco made two errors to start the ninth, leading to two unearned runs on Randy Dobnak’s line. He still earned a three-inning save.

Record: 60-73 | Box score | Highlights


  • Jim Margalus

    Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Trooper Galactus



Whose looking good for the 7th pick next year, let the slide begin!

lil jimmy

13 games of the 29 that remain are against teams worst than us!




Abreu’s on pace for another 70+ XBH season

Trooper Galactus

Better update the Sporcle.


Very disappointed in Cease this season. I know some great pitchers had bad first years, but a lot of bad pitchers had bad first years, too. Two of his wins have come against the Tigers and the other occurred against a Texas team playing out the string.

Are we making a mistake in assuming that he’s automatically going to be in the starting rotation next season? Should he be?

Trooper Galactus

Unless the White Sox bring in three starting pitchers at a MINIMUM, Cease is absolutely in the rotation next season.


And I mean, he can’t keep giving up homers at this pace right? 23% HR/FB? That’s not sustainable.


Cease will be just fine. Remember last year when nobody thought Giolito should even be in the rotation coming into this year and that Moncada was overhyped? Cease still has great stuff. He is learning how to get major league hitters out. This will be invaluable experience for him heading into next year. It’s also great that Robert is getting that experience learning how to hit major league pitching. Oh, wait…


Weren’t you also calling for ReyLo to go to the bullpen?  Patience young grasshopper. 


Boggles the mind with that kind of “stuff” you could have this era, wasnt sure if it was Cease out there or nuke laloosh

Best part of the game had to be Binetti pining on about how the bullpen was gonna be super taxed since the team doesnt have an off day til Sept. 9 and stoney just like… dude we expand rosters in two days, get a clue.