Lance Lynn had a dominating performance for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. He was as good as he ever could be and is now truly going to be involved in Cy Young conversations. He went 7.0 innings where he had four hits allowed, one run allowed, no walks, and nine strikeouts. He was in line to win the game before his team gave it away to the Toronto Blue Jays. While he was in the ballgame, they were cruising to victory.
Lance Lynn is the perfect pitcher for the Chicago White Sox organization.
After the game, Lynn did his press conference. When he talks it is always a little bit interesting to hear. He backed up Aaron Bummer who had a night to forget although it was largely not his fault which was good to hear from him. A side note is that Lynn is a phenomenal teammate.
Another thing about Lynn is that he is absolutely perfect in a White Sox uniform. He fits everything that this team is and always has been about. His quote after the game perfectly describes that and how even he agrees with it.
"“There’s something about Southside with my personality that fits so I’m enjoying it”"
It is great to hear Lynn say things like that after a tough loss for the team. He, however, had absolutely nothing to do with it. In fact, they should have won with ease based on what he did for them throughout the ballgame. He has fit in so well with this team both on and off the field. With other elite pitchers around him, it has looked really nice so far. He even has a claim to get the ball in game one of the playoffs if they are lucky enough to be there.
Over the course of the season, Lynn’s numbers are just absurd. He has a 7-1 record in 11 games with a 1.23 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts over 65.2 innings. That is so good and deserves so much more attention than it is getting. Eventually, people are going to start to take notice.
We all know that Lynn only has the rest of 2021 left on his current contract. They need to do whatever they can to get this guy resigned for at least the next few years. If they manage to do that, they will have very good staff for a long time. Hopefully, performances like this keep coming because he has been a beast. It makes it even better knowing that he feels like he belongs with the team and the fanbase.