Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn was caught arguing with third base coach Joe McEwing in the dugout during his first start since returning from the injured list.
The season has not gotten off to a great start for the Chicago White Sox. There are injuries to big stars like Tim Anderson, and some in the fanbase have gotten fed up with manager Tony La Russa. There was good news, as pitcher Lance Lynn made his return off the injured list after repairing a tendon in his right knee. June 13 was officially his first start of the 2022 season.
It was a shaky first start for Lynn, as he took on the Detroit Tigers. In between innings, Lynn was spotted getting into an argument with White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing.
White Sox: Lance Lynn gets in argument with third base coach Joe McEwing
La Russa was asked about the exchange between Lynn and McEwing, where he said that the pitcher was not mad at the pitch. The manager claimed that Lynn was mad about a “horse manure pitch.”
Lynn explained the exchange, where he said that McEwing was “trying to get [him] going,” saying that they were having a discussion about steak. The quotes come courtesy of Slavko Bekovic of NBC Chicago.
The start of the game did not go well for Lynn, as his very first pitch of the season was sent over the right center field wall to cut Detroit’s deficit to 2-1. Later that same inning, the Tigers tied things up on a sacrifice fly by Javier Baez.
Chicago ended up getting the 9-5 win over Detroit. Lynn pitched for 4.1 innings, where he surrendered three earned runs on 10 hits while striking out four batters. The win did not go to Lynn, as it instead went to Bennett Sousa who allowed zero runs and two hits in 1.1 innings of work.
While the argument was caught on the broadcast, Lynn and La Russa downplayed it.