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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Lance Lynn yielded two runs over six-plus innings in a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
It was his third straight win. Lynn held the Dodgers scoreless before giving up back-to-back doubles to begin the seventh inning. He was then replaced by Seth Maness, who threw a wild pitch to bring home the second run. Lynn gave up four hits and four walks while notching nine strikeouts. He's now 11-6 with a 3.13 ERA and 110/46 K/BB ratio in 120 2/3 innings over 20 starts this season. Not bad for someone who was drafted in the middle rounds of most mixed league drafts in the spring. Jul 19 - 12:47 AM

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Lance Lynn held the Pirates to two runs in 6 2/3 innings to pick up his 10th win Wednesday.

It looked like Lynn would be done when he was hurt on a diving attempt at a popped up bunt in the seventh. He missed the ball, giving the Pirates two on with none out, and he was at 109 pitches anyway. However, he stayed in after a couple of warm up pitches and induced a double play ball from pinch-hitter Matt Hague. He was then replaced by Randy Choate, who got Gregory Polanco to end the frame. The Cards bullpen finished up from there. Lynn is 10-6 with a 3.14 ERA.
Jul 9 - 11:55 PM

Lance Lynn held the Marlins scoreless over 6 2/3 innings as part of a 3-2 victory on Friday night.

Lynn gave up five hits and three walks while notching six strikeouts. It was nice to see after he was bothered by a blister when he was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) over two innings during his last start on Saturday. Lynn is now 9-6 on the year and owns a 3.17 ERA and 97/40 K/BB ratio in 108 innings over 18 starts this season. He'll finish off his first half with a start against the Pirates next week at home.
Jul 4 - 11:03 PM

Lance Lynn was dealing with a blister on the middle finger of his right hand Saturday in Los Angeles.

Lynn had to abandon his off-speed pitches in the second inning and the Dodgers poured on six runs in that frame. The right-hander is expected to make his next start.
Jun 28 - 11:00 PM

Lance Lynn was pounded for seven runs -- six earned -- in two innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Lynn tossed eight shutout innings at Coors Field in his previous turn through the Cardinals' rotation but looked like a completely different guy on Saturday evening at Dodger Stadium. He gave up one Los Angeles run in the first inning -- which could be partially blamed on a Daniel Descalso error -- and then a whopping six runs in the second. Lynn will take an 8-6 record, 3.38 ERA, and 1.32 WHIP into his next outing at home versus the Marlins.
Jun 28 - 10:23 PM

Lance Lynn shut out the Rockies for eight innings to prevail on Monday.

Lynn allowed three hits, walked none and struck out seven. It's the third time in six starts and fourth time overall this year that he's gone without allowing a run. Once again this year, Lynn is a legitimate All-Star contender. Also once again, everyone is wondering whether he'll have it in him to post a second half to match his first.
Jun 24 - 12:29 AM

Lance Lynn surrendered two earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

Lynn was cruising until the sixth inning, when the Mets plated two runs on an Eric Young Jr. RBI double and a David Wright RBI single. Lynn walked four and gave up a total of five hits. He'll carry a 7-5 record and 3.15 ERA into his next start against the Rockies.
Jun 18 - 4:28 PM

Lance Lynn spun eight scoreless innings Friday in a 1-0 win over the Nationals.

Lynn didn't allow his first baserunner until one-out single by Jose Lobaton in the sixth inning. All told, he gave up just two hits and no walks to go along with eight strikeouts. The 27-year-old now sits at 7-4 on the year with a 3.16 ERA and 77/31 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings. He'll have a good chance to keep it going when he faces the Mets next week at home.
Jun 13 - 11:00 PM

Lance Lynn gave up two runs in five innings Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Solo home runs from Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie are what did him in. He fanned six and walked four in the loss and now stands at 6-4 with a 3.49 ERA on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column next week against the Nationals.
Jun 6 - 10:39 PM

Lance Lynn, who hyperextended his knee covering first on Sunday, checked out fine in Monday's medical exam.

No damage was found during his exam. Even following Sunday's abbreviated 3 1/3 inning, seven run mess (only four earned, though!), the 27-year old is putting up a solid season, having gone 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA through 12 starts. His next start is scheduled to be against the run machine that is the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jun 2 - 8:25 PM

Lance Lynn will have his right knee examined.

Lynn appeared to hyperextend the knee while covering first base early on during Sunday's start. He remained in the game but was blasted for seven runs -- four earned -- over 3 1/3 innings, so it's possible he wasn't feeling 100 percent. As of now, Lynn is in no danger of missing his next start, but check back to make sure he's ready to go.
Jun 2 - 6:34 PM

Lance Lynn surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- over 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Giants.

Lynn needed a whopping 126 pitches to shut out the Yankees in his previous turn through the Cardinals' starting rotation and looked off from the get-go Sunday versus San Francisco. The Giants plated four runs in the top of the first inning, then two in the third, and one more in the fourth. Lynn will try to bounce back next week in Toronto.
Jun 1 - 5:24 PM

Lance Lynn tossed a five-hit shutout of the Yankees on Tuesday, going the distance in the Cardinals' 6-0 victory.

Lynn needed 126 pitches to complete the task, which included three walks with just two strikeouts. Despite being his best outing in 11 starts this season, the strikeout total was his lowest in any start. Instead of punchouts, Lynn relied on 15 ground ball outs to get the job done. The win moved him to 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 1.26 WHIP for the year. He'll take the hill in Sunday's series finale against the Giants.
May 27 - 11:40 PM

Lance Lynn took the no-decision, allowing two runs over six innings as the Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday.

Lynn gave up two first-inning runs, then settled down quickly. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked one, and struck out six as he narrowly missed getting his sixth win of the season. Lynn will take his 3.60 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 59/20 K/BB ratio into next week's start against the Yankees at home.
May 22 - 10:11 PM

Lance Lynn earned his fifth win of the season, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Cardinals defeated the Braves 5-2 on Friday.

Lynn tied a season-high by lasting seven innings. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out three in the effort. Lynn has been solid through nine starts, owning a 3.67 ERA with a 53/19 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. He'll face the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing.
May 16 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3George Kottaras
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Allen Craig
2Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4Joe Kelly
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Nick Greenwood
9Shelby Miller