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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win on Monday against the Reds.
The Reds took a temporary 1-0 lead in the third inning on Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly, but were otherwise not able to muster an offensive against Lynn. The right-hander gave up five hits and three walks while striking out five in the effort. Lynn now boasts a terrific 2.71 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 124/37 K/BB ratio over 116 1/3 innings. He'll host the Rockies this weekend. Jul 27 - 11:07 PM

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Lance Lynn held the Mets to just one run over seven innings in a 3-2 win on Friday night.

Lynn gave up a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson, but held the Mets off the board the rest of the way. He gave up just three hits in all to go along with one walk and nine strikeouts. The Cardinals scored two runs in the sixth to put him in position for the win. Lynn improved to 7-5 on the year and owns a 2.79 ERA and 111/33 K/BB ratio over 103 1/3 innings. He currently lines up for a start against the Royals next Thursday.
Jul 17 - 11:57 PM

Lance Lynn was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

t was his shortest start of the season. The Pirates knocked Lynn around for nine hits, including a two-run homer from Neil Walker in his final inning of work. He fanned three and walked a pair en route to his first loss since May 22. He'll go into the second half with a 2.90 ERA.
Jul 10 - 10:50 PM

Lance Lynn turned in a superb game in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Padres, fanning eight and allowing just one run over seven innings.

The Padres managed just three hits off of Lynn, all singles. A Matt Kemp RBI single in the third inning was the only smudge on his line. With a 2.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 97/30 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings, Lynn's numbers are among the best in the NL. He'll try to keep things moving in the right direction when he faces the Pirates in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 5 - 4:59 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.

Lynn and Chris Sale squared off in a game that was decided after both were out of the game. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the outing. It was his second start since coming off the disabled list and his second strong start in the same span. Lynn is still 5-4 but owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 89/27 K/BB ratio this season. He'll take the hill again Sunday against the Padres.
Jun 30 - 11:52 PM

Lance Lynn will have his next start pushed up to Tuesday.

Lynn was supposed to start Wednesday against the White Sox but instead he'll pitch Tuesday in place of Jaime Garcia (groin). If Garcia can't go Wednesday, he'll be replaced by John Lackey. Lynn looked sharp in his return from the disabled list on Thursday, scattering two hits over six scoreless innings in a win over Miami.
Jun 27 - 6:55 PM

Lance Lynn blanked the Marlins for six innings Thursday in the Cardinals' 5-1 victory.

Lynn looked strong in his return from the disabled list. He did walk four and just 51 of his 92 pitches were strikes, but his velocity and movement were very good. He surrendered only two hits, both of which were singles.
Jun 25 - 10:20 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Lance Lynn from the 15-day disabled list.

Lynn wound up missing two turns in the Cardinals' starting rotation with a right forearm strain. He will return Thursday night against the Marlins. The 28-year-old boasts a 2.83 ERA and 258 strikeouts in 277 innings (45 starts) since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Jun 25 - 12:55 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) has been cleared to return to the Cardinals' rotation Thursday at Marlins Park.

Lynn made it through a bullpen session Saturday without issue. He's been on the disabled list since June 12 with a right forearm strain, which can be a scary diagnosis for a pitcher but seems relatively minor in this case. Lynn, 28, boasts a 2.83 ERA and 258 strikeouts in 277 innings (45 starts) since the beginning of the 2014 regular season. He should be a pretty good fantasy bet in Miami.
Jun 22 - 8:47 AM

Lance Lynn felt good after Saturday's bullpen session.

He threw about an inning's worth of pitches not including warmup tosses. The Cardinals can activate Lynn on Thursday but it's possible they'll wait until the weekend so he can pitch at home against the Cubs. Lynn will probably throw again on Tuesday. Tyler Lyons started in his place Friday night against the Phillies.
Jun 20 - 5:58 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) is on track to rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on June 25 or 26.

Lynn played catch on Tuesday and said "everything felt strong." He should resume throwing off a mound soon. The Cards plan to start him in their series finale with the Marlins next Thursday or they could hold him back until they return home against the Cubs that Friday. Tyler Lyons will continue to hold a rotation spot until then.
Jun 17 - 9:49 AM

Lance Lynn (forearm) played catch Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

Lynn was recently placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain, but the Cardinals are hopeful that he'll only have to miss two starts. If so, he could return when eligible on June 23.
Jun 16 - 12:15 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) will resume a throwing program on Tuesday.

Lynn had his right forearm looked at again on Monday and it apparently confirmed that he's merely dealing with a little inflammation. The right-hander is eligible for activation from the disabled list on June 23 and should be ready to go at that time as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Jun 15 - 9:00 PM

Lance Lynn will have his forearm examined again Monday.

Lynn was placed on the disabled list last Friday after experiencing tightness and cramping in his right forearm during a start last Tuesday in Los Angeles. But an MRI of both his elbow and forearm showed no structural damage and the Cardinals are optimistic that he will only have to miss one turn in the rotation. It sounds like Lynn will be back June 25.
Jun 15 - 8:54 AM

Cardinals placed Lance Lynn on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Lynn felt soreness in his forearm during Sunday's start against the Dodgers and after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, he was placed on the disabled list on Friday. General Manager John Mozeliak said that he was hopeful that Lynn will be able to return to the rotation when eligible in a few weeks. Tyler Lyons will start in his place on Saturday.
Jun 12 - 4:43 PM

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3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
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3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
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