Chicago White Sox: Lance Lynn is named to be the game one starter
The Chicago White Sox did a good job keeping their game one starter quiet. They waited until Wednesday afternoon to announce it which is about 24 hours before their first game. We all knew that it would be Lance Lynn or Lucas Giolito as they each deserve the opportunity. However, the decision has been made to have Lance Lynn as the guy.
Lynn was the ace of the staff all season long. He is the ace of a staff that has four potential aces on it as well which makes his season that much more impressive. It is fun to watch a pitcher like him play in these types of games because he is so intense.
Lynn finished the season with an 11-6 record. He had a 5.4 wins above replacement thanks to his 2.69 ERA, 1.070 WHIP, and 176 strikeouts over 28 starts. He was brilliant from the first game he pitched on. He deserves this opportunity to be the game one starter for the way that he threw this season.
Lucas Giolito was confirmed to be the game two starter on Friday. That probably means that Dylan Cease will be the guy at home on Sunday night. This is an outstanding group of pitchers that really give the White Sox a chance to win.
Lynn will face Lance McCullers Jr. in the battle of Lance’s. Everyone enjoys a good Lance but the Sox need to see theirs be just a little bit better. Each pitcher is elite and gives their team a great outing almost every time.
Lance Lynn is the perfect person for the Chicago White Sox to use in game one.
It would be nice to see the White Sox get Lynn some run support early. That might cool things off for him as he tries to have a good outing. Hitters like Jose Altuve, Carlos Corea, and Kyle Tucker amongst others are going to try and attack Lynn early and often. We know what Lynn can do when he is successful at combining his breaking pitches with his awesome cutter.
The writing was on the wall for a long time that Lynn would be the guy but now we are finally here. He was the starter for the White Sox in the Field of Dreams game back in August and he was magnificent. It was his first nationally staged game with the White Sox and he proved that he can do it.
Now, he is the guy pegged to take the ball and set the tone for the entire series. Based on his stuff and his attitude, there is nobody more perfect for this job. It also sets him up for a potential game five if needed as well which is another situation that he could thrive in. This is fun news and an opportunity that Lynn won’t take lightly.