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Old 04-21-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Except that doesn’t really happen anymore. The league averages were 5.4 IP and 88 pitches per start last year. There were almost as many starts with fewer than 80 pitches (1072) as there were with 100 pitches or more (1223).
I'd imagine they are bringing Cease along slowly too. He hasn't really pitched that much in AAA so far and it's early in the season. He is probably going to pitch more innings this year than he ever has by a good margin because he'll be pitching for the Sox after the AAA season is over. I don't mind them going slow with him, letting him get good and stretched out and figure out all of his pitches before extending his innings. He's going to get plenty of reps this year regardless.

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