Lance Lynn returned to the Chicago White Sox last Monday against the Detroit Tigers. He didn’t earn the decision but the White Sox won that game. It was a rocky start but they managed to pull it out. They were looking for more of the same this time around.
Lynn’s start day just happened to fall on a Monday again after the way the schedule lined up last week. He went out there and did a very good job keeping a very good Toronto Blue Jays offense at bay. He gave up three earned runs on four hits.
That allowed the White Sox to score enough runs to win the game. Joe Kelly gave up a two-run shot in the 9th but the White Sox had just enough insurance to secure the big win over the team that swept them earlier this year. This time, he did earn the decision of a win.
Things have changed for the White Sox since Lynn came back as they are now 5-2 since his return. When he came back, they were 27-31. Now, they are 32-33. They have a long way to go before they are fully back in the playoff mix but they are coming with Lynn leading the way.
The Chicago White Sox are clearly happy to have Lance Lynn back in the mix.
There is just something about his attitude that loosens everyone up. He lives and dies with each pitch and it is contagious. He set the tone from the mound a lot in 2021 and that is going to happen again here in 2022. Expect the White Sox to go on a really nice run from here.
Lynn should also start to take pressure off everyone else as the starts begin to pile up. Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, and Michael Kopech have a lot to learn from this guy as he has experience doing it all.
Even the way Lynn pitches makes you want to back him up. Most of his pitches come as a variant of a fastball (four-seam, sinker, and cutter). It is almost like he dares you to step into the box and hit the heat. Most people can’t.
Lance Lynn’s next start will likely come over the weekend against the Baltimore Orioles. It will be another chance for him to get going at home against a much weaker team. He is only going to get better and better as the season goes along which is scary for the American League.