Lance Lynn: 'It's hard to have swagger when you're playing like shit'

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The Chicago White Sox are struggling to find their groove but right-hander Lance Lynn thinks Wednesday's victory might be the start of something.

"When it's all said and done and (we) start winning some games, that's when the swagger comes back," Lynn said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's hard to have swagger when you're playing like shit, to be honest with you."

Wednesday's win against the Kansas City Royals was the team's second in a row and fourth in five games. It also marked Lynn's first win since June 20 and only his second of the year.

Lynn, 35, missed the beginning of the season due to injury and has looked pedestrian in his limited action. Over 10 starts, the two-time All-Star possesses a 5.87 ERA and 4.44 FIP.

The White Sox have been struggling all year after entering the 2022 campaign as the favorites to win the AL Central. They have spent the entirety of the season floundering at or near .500, and haven't been more than one game above that mark since April 20. Despite those struggles, Chicago currently sits promisingly two games back of the first-place Minnesota Twins.

They are also 2 1/2 games back of the final AL wild-card spot, currently held by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The White Sox were one of the more inactive teams at the deadline, only landing left-handed reliever Jake Diekman via trade with the Boston Red Sox.