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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 threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals shut out the Brewers 1-0 on Tuesday.
Lynn scattered five hits and a walk in the effort. The win was his first in three starts, pulling his record to an even 4-4 overall. The right-hander has a 3.03 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 72/22 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings of work this year. Lynn will take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Sunday. Jun 2 - 11:35 PM

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Lance Lynn yielded five runs in six innings in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

Lynn tied a season-high by giving up 10 hits, but Kendrys Morales did most of the damage with a pair of home runs. The right-hander struck out four and walked one to fall to 3-4 on the year. He'll look to get back into win column with a start against the Diamondbacks next week at home.
May 23 - 1:02 AM

Lance Lynn stymied the Tigers offense on Sunday's victory, allowing just one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings.

The big right-hander racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking two. He departed with two men on base and one out in the eighth inning, but Seth Maness needed just one pitch to induce a double play and end the threat. Lynn will head into Friday's start against the Royals in Kansas City with a 2.96 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 58/16 K/BB ratio.
May 17 - 11:05 PM

Lance Lynn struck out nine over six shutout innings in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Lynn wasn't without some tense moments, as he had to strike out Roberto Perez with the bases loaded in the sixth inning to preserve the shutout. Lynn allowed four hits and four walks over his six innings. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.27 in the win, his first since April 15. Lynn will square off with the Tigers at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
May 12 - 9:42 PM

Lance Lynn fell to 1-3 on Wednesday, giving up five runs in six innings to the Cubs.

Lynn allowed eight hits, half of which went for extra bases. He also walked two and struck out six. Anthony Rizzo did a lot of the damage, hitting a solo home run in the third and knocking in two runs with a double in the fifth. Lynn's ERA moves up to 3.82 with a 1.27 WHIP and a 42/10 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. He'll try to rebound against the Indians in Cleveland in his next start.
May 6 - 11:22 PM

Lance Lynn took a no-decision Friday against the Pirates despite allowing one run over seven innings while striking out a season-high 10 batters.

The only run scored on an RBI single from opposing pitcher A.J. Burnett in the sixth inning. Otherwise, Lynn was dominant, allowing just four hits in all to go along with one walk. It was his eighth career double-digit strikeout game and his first since last April. He'll bring a 3.07 ERA into a start against the Cubs next week at home.
May 2 - 1:03 AM

Lance Lynn was shelled for six earned runs in five innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers.

On paper it looked to be an advantageous matchup for Lynn, who entered the start with a 1.56 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings and was facing a Brewers lineup sans Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, and Aramis Ramirez. But the baseball gods aren't kind to optimism. Lynn was pounded for 10 hits, including four doubles, a triple, and a third-inning Adam Lind home run. He'll look to bounce back in his next start at home against the Pirates.
Apr 26 - 5:18 PM

Lance Lynn had control problems on Tuesday, but still allowed only one run in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Cardinals.

Lynn walked four and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Neither team was very efficient with runners on base, as the Nationals left 11 on and the Cardinals 13. He was fortunate to allow just the one run. Nevertheless, Lynn will head into his next start against the Brewers with a 1.56 ERA and a 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.
Apr 21 - 11:03 PM

Lance Lynn held the Brewers to one run over five innings as the Cardinals went on to win 4-2 on Wednesday.

Lynn was inefficient, needing 99 pitches to get through his five frames, but was solid. The right-hander gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four. The Brewers scored their only run against him in the third inning on an Aramis Ramirez single to left-center. Lynn broke out with a 2.74 ERA in 203 2/3 innings last season and has pitched well in his first two starts this season as he attempts to prove that he's no fluke. Lynn will be in Washington to take on the Nationals next.
Apr 15 - 11:19 PM

Lance Lynn yielded two runs -- one earned -- over six-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Lynn was cruising until the bottom of the seventh inning, when he struck Anthony Rizzo with a pitch and then allowed Rizzo to advance to second base on a poor pickoff throw. Starlin Castro, the very next hitter, drove Rizzo home for the first run of the game. Castro would score the second run of the game later in that same inning on a sacrifice fly from Miguel Montero. Lynn struck out nine and yielded just two hits. He'll look for his first win next week at home against the Brewers.
Apr 8 - 5:14 PM

Lance Lynn will start Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Lynn was supposed to make his regular-season debut on Tuesday night, but rain and freezing temperatures in Chicago led to an early postponement. Lynn, 27, registered an excellent 2.74 ERA and 181/72 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 innings last summer and scored a three-year, $22 million contract extension from St. Louis this winter.
Apr 7 - 4:17 PM

Lance Lynn tossed six scoreless frames as the Cardinals and Mets played to a scoreless tie on Thursday.

The game was called after nine innings. Despite a hip flexor strain suffered earlier in camp, he should be ready to throw 100 pitches his first time out against the Cubs.
Apr 2 - 4:02 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one hit over four innings before Monday's game was called with the Cardinals leading the Red Sox 2-0 after 4 1/2 innings.

Lynn has been slowed by a left hip flexor strain and pitched a three-inning simulated game last time, so he probably wasn't going to go longer than four innings anyway. He was sharp, striking out three and walking none in the outing.
Mar 23 - 3:40 PM

Lance Lynn (hip) made it through a three-inning simulated game Wednesday with no issues.

Lynn was removed from his Grapefruit League debut on March 8 with a left hip flexor strain and he hasn't pitched in a spring game since, but there's no concern about it affecting his readiness for the 2015 regular season. "I knew I was fine," the right-hander said Wednesday. "I knew I was healthy. I wasn't worried about anything."
Mar 18 - 4:12 PM

Lance Lynn (hip) will throw a simulated game Wednesday.

Lynn left last Sunday's game with a minor left hip flexor strain, but he threw a successful bullpen session Friday and will move on to simulated game action Wednesday. The 27-year-old could be back in Grapefruit League play by the end of the week and should still be ready to roll by Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 4:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich