Lynn was traded to the White Sox on Monday in exchange for right-hander Dane Dunning and a prospect, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. This move unofficially marks the beginning of winter meetings and will certainly bolster Chicago's already strong starting rotation. Lynn turned in a 3.32 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with an 89:25 K:BB across 84 frames during the shortened 2020 campaign with the Rangers.
Lynn (6-3) was charged with the loss against Houston on Thursday, surrendering 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits and two walks while striking out five across 5.2 innings. To say Lynn got obliterated by the Astros would be an understatement. The 33-year-old was rocked for a season-worst 10 runs, including homers by George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve, bringing Lynn's season home-run total to 13. With the tough outing, the right-hander's ERA rose from 2.53 to 3.32. The only positive note to take away is that he continued his streak of 37 consecutive starts with 100-plus pitches. Overall, Lynn compiled an impressive 2020 campaign, but the surface numbers looked a lot better a day ago.
Lynn gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out five over seven innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Saturday. Lynn was decent Saturday, but he exited with the game tied at 3-3. It was the first time in six starts the veteran right-hander didn't issue a walk. Lynn has been fantastic this year with a 2.53 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 84 strikeouts and a 6-2 record over 78.1 innings. Lynn is expected to make his last start of the regular season Thursday versus the Astros.
Lynn (6-2) allowed one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out 10 and earning the win over Oakland. After Lynn allowed an RBI groundout in the first inning, he silenced the Oakland lineup over the next six frames, allowing just three baserunners the rest of his outing. The 33-year-old lowered his ERA to a stellar 2.40 alongside a 79:23 K:BB over 71.1 innings this season. Lynn will aim for his third straight victory against the Angels on the road Saturday.
Lynn (5-2) earned the win over the Angels on Tuesday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six. Lynn entered the contest having lost each of his previous two starts, but he was able to get back into the win column with a strong outing against the Halos. The right-hander needed 114 pitches (72 strikes) to get through seven innings, but a solo home run off the bat of Jared Walsh was the only damage Los Angeles was able to muster against Lynn on the scoreboard. The veteran will carry a 2.52 ERA and 0.98 WHIP into his next start, at home against Oakland on Sunday.