Lance Lynn will make his 2022 debut on Tuesday vs Tigers
At long last, the Chicago White Sox are going to get Lance Lynn back. He has missed the entire year so far thanks to an injury that he sustained during spring training. There is no doubt that this is huge news for the White Sox.
The early diagnosis for Lynn was that he would be back in mid-May so obviously, it took a little bit longer than expected. It is certainly better to get him back at 100 percent. He was one of the very best pitchers in 2021 which is something he is hoping to replicate. His first start of the season will come on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers.
Lynn is joining a White Sox squad that will have a much worse record than he thought they would when he was first injured. This season has not gone according to plan so far and there are many reasons why. Of course, his absence is one of them.
Mickael Kopech, Lucas Giolito, and Dylan Cease have led the way for the rotation so far this year, and getting Lynn to join them is going to be a big boost. With Johnny Cueto as a solid number five, this rotation is very good.
The Chicago White Sox needs Lance Lynn back in more ways than one right now.
If the offense continues to get better as it has over the last week or so, this could start to look like the White Sox team that we thought we were getting before Lynn got hurt. We know they have the talent to make that happen.
It is going to, as mentioned before, inject some life into this team as we know all about Lynn’s firey attitude. This team needs some more after that after looking very sluggish for most of the season so far.
If he can make this team have a different feel to them, they might start winning some more games. We saw how he impacted the team both on and off the field in 2021 and more of that is needed right now.
Lynn isn’t the only player that the White Sox are expecting soon. We know he will be back on Tuesday now but they should get Eloy Jimenez back by the time the All-Star Game rolls around. That will inject even more life into this squad. We can only hope that this is the first step towards getting healthy and playing better.