Chicago White Sox: 1 pitcher needs to step back up this series

Vincent Parise
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch on March 9, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch on March 9, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are heading home to play the Seattle Mariners. It is going to be the first time that Guaranteed Rate Field is going to be at 100 percent capacity since 2019. It is a very exciting time for the fans of this team that has been there through thin and thick. The rebuild is over but there is still work to do. After a little bit of a slump, they are still in first place of the AL Central Divison by 2 games. There is one pitcher that can lead the way to a winning streak during this series.

The Chicago White Sox are hoping for a big performance from their starting pitchers.

Chicago is going to use Carlos Rodon in game number one on Friday night. The hope is that they are able to win the game for the second win in a row. Lance Lynn will then start on Saturday and he is the one that they need to step back up. Over his last two starts, he hasn’t looked like the Lance Lynn that dominated his way into Cy Young contention. He is still in that conversation but they need him to be that good all of the time.

Lynn has a record of 7-3 and a 2.14 ERA on the season. It has been a mostly dominant stretch for him and the White Sox needs him more than ever. Carlos Rodon and Dallas Keuchel’s starts are just as important but Lynn needs to be the catalyst. In the first Saturday game that the stadium will be at 100 percent, there is nobody better to have on the mound.

In addition to having Lynn dominate in his start, the offense needs to be on display. It might be rainy and chilly at times but the offense needs to find a way to hit the Mariners pitching. Two of the three starting pitchers that the White Sox will face are lefties and we all know how good they are against them. The one righty pitcher is the one that will face Lance Lynn and that is Logan Gilbert.

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It has been apparent all season long that Lance Lynn is one of the team’s MVPs. It also didn’t take long for people to consider him a fan favorite. It also makes you wonder how they would have done in the playoffs had they made a trade for him before the trade deadline. Either way, he is there now and they need him at his best. If Lynn pitches at the top of his game, the White Sox have a very good chance to win this series.

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