It’s a jam-packed schedule for the first Wednesday of July, 16 games in all thanks to a Tigers-White Sox doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Some of the storylines worth watching include the Yankees and Mets continuing the Subway Series; the Braves trying to avenge last night’s loss to the Phillies; the Reds hoping to claw their way back into the NL Central playoff picture; and Walker Buehler trying to end his first half on a high note ahead of an appearance in the All-Star Game.
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July 3 scores
- White Sox 7, Tigers 5 (box score)
- Marlins vs. Nationals (GameTracker)
- Cubs vs. Pirates (GameTracker)
- Red Sox vs. Blue Jays (GameTracker)
- Yankees vs. Mets (GameTracker)
- Brewers vs. Reds (GameTracker)
- Orioles vs. Rays (GameTracker)
- Phillies vs. Braves (GameTracker)
- Angels vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Game 2, Tigers vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Astros vs. Rockies, 8:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Indians vs. Royals, 8:15 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Twins vs. Athletics, 9:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Giants vs. Padres, 9:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Cardinals vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Cease wins in debut
Cease has since worked his way up the organizational ladder, and on Wednesday he made his big-league debut in what proved to be a winning effort against the Tigers. His line on the afternoon saw him yield three runs on four hits and four walks across five innings. He also gave up a home run, and struck out six batters on a total of 101 pitches.
More than half Cease’s pitches were his high-grade fastball, which clocked in on average around 97 mph, per Statcast. He generated only three swing-and-misses on the heat, likely because his command was suboptimal. Cease also coerced four whiffs on his breaking pitches, each of which is considered an above-average offering.
Because of Cease’s wildness, he could end up in the bullpen down the road. For now, he deserves ample opportunity to turn into a mid-rotation starter at the game’s highest level.