Tempers flared at the Chicago White Sox on Monday night as the team is off to a disappointing start to the season.
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Considered by many to be a playoff contender before the start of the campaign, the Illinois team disappointed. She has maintained a 28-31 record so far in 2022.
In the game against the Detroit Tigers, a 9-5 win, pitcher Lance Lynn and third-base coach Joe McEwing could be seen cheering inside the dugout during the third inning , after the Michigan club took a 3-2 lead.
Lynn was making her first start of the season, having suffered a ligament injury during training camp. He gave up three runs and 10 hits in four and a third innings. The right-hander notably allowed the first three batters he faced to drop the ball in a safe place.
“He was mad at himself because he made a really bad pitch,” manager Tony La Russa said of the incident, which was reported by the NBC Sports network.
“A lot of guys thought it was because of his positioning...I could read his lips. He was angry because he had made the wrong throw. Joe [McEwing] told him and then we moved on."
For his part, Lynn blustered at the press conference, explaining that he had argued with the instructor because of their choice of accompaniments with a steak.
This is the second controversy to hit the White Sox in a short time. Last week, La Russa decided to intentionally walk Los Angeles Dodgers player Trea Turner, even though he already had two strikes against him. The next batter hit a three-run homer and the White Sox lost the game.
Since then, fans at games played at Guaranteed Rate Field have been chanting “Fire Tony” every chance they get.