The Chicago White Sox needed a boost. They figured that they were getting it with the return of Lance Lynn. He throws heat, has an arrogant winning attitude, and is extremely talented. He is also obsessed with winning baseball games which is contagious.
Things didn’t start off well for Lance though. Jose Abreu hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to spot Lynn a 2-0 lead before even taking the mound. However, Lynn didn’t take full advantage of it right away.
Lynn’s first pitch of 2022 was taken deep. The Tigers got one run back a pitch into their offensive game which was incredibly annoying to watch. Lynn also gave up another run that mining and eventually was down 3-2 after the second.
He buckled down from there though and didn’t give up another run. Three earned runs against is low for a rusty pitcher that gave up 10 hits. He really limited the damage and it could have been a lot worse. His final line in 4.1 innings pitched was 10 hits, three runs, and four strikeouts.
The Chicago White Sox needed Lance Lynn back as he provides so much.
Kyle Crick, Bennett Sousa, Tanner Banks, and Kendall Graveman picked him up from there and earned the White Sox what was a much-needed win. It wasn’t perfect but it was an okay start from Lynn. He is only going to get better as the season rolls along.
The offense did a nice job backing up the pitchers. You already heard about the 2-0 lead that Jose Abreu spotted Lynn. the White Sox put another seven runs across the board and won the game by a final score of 9-5.
Every single starting position player got a hit except for Jake Burger. Unfortunately, Burger left the game with hand soreness after the ball hit him there. He finished the at-bat in which it happened (he swung at the pitch that hit his hand) but didn’t return from there.
Jose Abreu didn’t just hit that home run in the first inning either. He hit another two-run home run later in the 9th inning to provide some extra insurance runs. He had three hits in the game, two runs scored, and four RBIs. If he keeps it going, the White Sox will win a lot more.
The White Sox are going to be right back at it on Tuesday night against these same Detroit Tigers. Drew Hutchison is going to take the mound for Detroit against Dylan Cease. This is a matchup that definitely favors the White Sox but you just never know anymore. Hopefully, this is a start of a big road trip.