Sometimes a change in scenery is exactly what a player needs to find success. We see it all the time across different leagues each year.
For Dodgers pitcher Lance Lynn, that is exactly what happened. Since joining LA, he has looked like a completely different player than he was for the first few months of the season.
Lynn held a 6.47 ERA with the Chicago White Sox but has a 1.44 ERA through his four starts with the Dodgers. It’s quite the difference, and one that has allowed him to get back to feeling like himself.
He seems happy in Los Angeles, something that wasn’t happening in Chicago. The mental side of the game can make all the difference as well.
“Better results. Better luck. Great defense behind me. It’s just been a little bit of everything,” Lynn said. “It’s been fun out here, especially pitching in front of the home crowd. Three of my four have been here, so it’s fun to pitch at this ballpark. I’ve always enjoyed it. Definitely a lot better as a home player.”Per SportsNet LA
After another solid start for LA against the Milwaukee Brewers where he went seven innings, allowing zero runs and just four hits, it’s clear that Lynn is in a good place right now.
He’s always had productive stuff on the mound but just couldn’t seem to put it all together earlier in the year.
LA has been known for taking guys that struggle within other organizations and turning them into productive players. Lynn seems to be the next on that list.
If Lynn can continue to perform this way throughout the rest of the season, LA will be very tough to beat come playoff time.
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