Dylan Cease‘s incredible run of starts where he allowed no more than one earned run has reached its end.
Up until last night, Cease had 14 consecutive starts where he allowed no more than one earned run.
That streak is now over.
Cease finally looked human again on Tuesday night, giving up three runs over five innings against the defending American League champion Houston Astros.
He received a no-decision, but still managed to strike out four Astros hitters as the Chicago White Sox rallied late to earn a second consecutive win against the team that beat them last year in the ALDS.
Dylan Cease's streak of consecutive starts allowing 0 or 1 ER ends at 14.
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Cease’s Run Comes To An End
All good things must come to an end, but that was an insane run than Cease was on.
His ERA still sits at 2.09, which isn’t too far back from Verlander’s 1.95 ERA.
These two aces will likely be fighting it out for the American League Cy Young award.
But Cease has proven that he can stand toe to toe with even some of the best pitchers in baseball today.
His ERA is third-best in the league among qualified starters and is second in the American League.
The 26-year-old is also 12-5 in 24 starts with 178 strikeouts over 133.2 innings this season.
One not so dominant start doesn’t tarnish the shine of what Cease was able to do over his previous 14 starts.
He still is one of baseball’s top young starters and will play a key role for the White Sox in the stretch run of the season as they attempt to chase down the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central.