However, in his latest assignment on Tuesday, he was shelled for seven earned runs in just three innings.
He was facing the Boston Red Sox, one of the hottest teams in the league, and couldn’t help his team win.
The Red Sox had eight hits against Cease, and two walks.
The righty struck out four foes, but it didn’t really matter: the damage was done.
Cease conceded two home runs to a red-hot offense.
The hurler, however, didn’t rule out the possibility of Boston deciphering his mechanics and/or delivery on the night.
“It’s definitely possible but I don’t know for sure,” said Dylan Cease on if he was tipping any pitches. “They definitely had some comfortable swings in there. We’ll have to see. I don’t really want to say it’s one way or the other without knowing for sure. But it’s possible,” James Fegan, who covers the White Sox for The Athletic, tweeted with some of Cease’s quotes.
"It's definitely possible but I don't know for sure,” said Dylan Cease on if he was tipping any pitches. "They definitely had some comfortable swings in there. We'll have to see. I don't really want to say it's one way or the other without knowing for sure. But it's possible."
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) May 25, 2022
His Second Bad Outing In His Last Three Tries
He is not convinced, but seems to believe he was tipping his pitches against the Red Sox.
It was Cease’s second stinker in his last three outings: he allowed six runs in four innings against the Yankees on May 12, then rebounded with 5.2 scoreless frames in Kansas City on May 17.
Overall, Cease is sporting a 4.24 ERA after yesterday’s game (it was 3.09 when he took the mound).
He is a very good pitcher, but is prone to having these type of outings every once in a while.
Nevertheless, he remains an important piece of the White Sox’s future.