Lance Lynn is a prime example of coming back too soon from an injury. The White Sox rushed Lynn back to the mound and he's been largely ineffective all season with a 1-4 record, 6.42 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Lynn has allowed at least four earned runs in four of his past five starts. He's surrendered six homers in his last starts spanning 16 innings.
Brady Singer is one of the more underrated starters in the American League. His season marks are a 3.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Those are efficient numbers, but he's been in tremendous form allowing only two earned runs in his last three starts spanning 19 innings. That comes out to a 0.95 ERA. Singer has given up more than three earned runs only once during his last nine starts and that was four runs.
The righthanded Singer has a 2.97 road ERA. The White Sox don't hit righties nearly as well as they do against lefties batting .280 versus southpaws and .251 against righties.
The Royals are a respectable 5-6 in their last 11 games. The White Sox are an underachieving 52-51 on the season. They are one of the few teams I give a negative handicapping check mark when it comes to the manager, due to the ineptitude of Tony La Russa. The game clearly has passed him by.