Veteran right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn (36-Chicago White Sox) had a surprise start.
Lynn started against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Washington, U.S.A., on Monday (Sept. 19) and pitched seven innings of four-hit ball with two walks and 16 strikeouts, but the White Sox offense was held in check by Seattle starter Bryce Miller (seven innings of four-hit ball with six strikeouts) and lost 1-5, dropping to 8-4 on the season. He had to settle for lowering his ERA from 6.75 to 6.51.스포츠토토
His 16 strikeouts in one game tied a franchise record in White Sox history. It had been 69 years since Jack Hashman set the record in July 1954. According to ESPN, “Lin is only the fifth pitcher since 1990 to record at least 16 strikeouts and allow three runs or fewer in a losing effort. Lin’s 16 strikeouts were also the most by a pitcher with a six-run ERA in a game since 1913, the year ERA became official in both major leagues. It was a “strikeout streak” that no one saw coming.
Lynn struck out 17 batters. After recording his 16th strikeout against Mike Ford with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, he took the mound again in the top of the eighth. But after allowing a leadoff single to Colton Wong, he was replaced by Reynaldo Lopez. White Sox manager Pedro Griffol, who activated his bullpen in the eighth, called Lin “the best guy out there today.”
Lin is a 12-year big league veteran with 127 wins (92 losses). He received votes in the American League (AL) Cy Young Award voting for three consecutive years starting in 2019. In 2021, his first season with the White Sox, he went 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA. He finished third in the AL Cy Young Award voting behind Robbie Ray (then of the Toronto Blue Jays) and Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees). Injuries limited him to eight wins last year and he has struggled this season. In 15 starts, he’s 4-8 with a 6.51 ERA. There was a lot of concern, but he was dominant on the mound against Seattle.