The Chicago White Sox are going to miss the playoffs. You know that by now. However, they should all be working hard to finish the year strong because nobody (outside of like four players) should feel comfortable about their jobs next year.
One player who had a tough start but battled back well this year is Lance Lynn. He wasn’t that great in his last start but his offense and defense let him down as well. That is no excuse, however, as he needs to bounce back in a big way for the White Sox this week.
His overall season numbers aren’t going to look that great after many straight years of Cy Young caliber stuff but the injury to begin the year had a lot to do with it. He took a few starts to get back to full strength but then he really took off.
Lance will get the start on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins. The final six games between these two teams (with one series sandwiched in between) will decide who comes in second place for the American League Central division.
Lance Lynn is going to get the nod for the White Sox on Tuesday night.
It may mean nothing but it would be nice to see Lynn finish strong. He is going to be a part of the rotation in 2023 when they expect to be good again. This start is one of his last chances to pitch in a game that counts before that time comes.
On the other side, Lynn will be facing a great lineup that has some amazing hitters in it. Hitters like Luis Arraez and Carlos Correa amongst others are going to attack him hard even though they are just about eliminated too. It won’t be an easy outing which would make a good performance even sweeter.
For Minnesota, Bailey Ober is going to get the nod on the mound. He has a 3.71 ERA with a 1-3 record for the Twins. The White Sox haven’t hit right-handed pitching particularly well this year so it will be interesting to see if they can get Lynn some run support. It would be nice to have Lynn pitching well in 2023 and this game could help him get there.