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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Lance Lynn spoke at length with Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak before Saturday's game against the Cubs.
Lynn, who is a free agent after this year, has been one of the most sought-after pitchers leading up to the trade deadline with the Astros, Rockies and Royals among his top suitors. "He knows where we stand, and if nothing else has the peace of mind with that knowledge," said Mozeliak after sitting down with Lynn. The right-hander has had an outstanding season, compiling a superb 3.30 ERA over 20 starts for the Cardinals, who are still the only team he's ever played for. Jul 22 - 10:17 PM

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Lance Lynn pitched six innings of one-run ball Thursday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Lynn had a brief rough spell in June, but he's allowed just the one run over 19 1/3 innings in his last three starts, bringing his ERA back down to 3.30. He should bring back a quality prospect if the Cardinals decide to sell.
Jul 20 - 3:33 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Royals have been "very aggressive" in trade talks with the Cardinals regarding Lance Lynn.

He notes that Kansas City has been "very aggressive" in talks for Sonny Gray, as well, as they seem dead set on adding rotation help before the deadline. Nightengale also adds that the Cardinals have told teams that "they may buy and sell at the same time." Lynn would make sense as a guy that they'd sell as an impending free agent, as they have some viable options to plug into their rotation like Luke Weaver and Tyler Lyons.
Jul 17 - 4:10 PM

Lance Lynn scattered eight hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 4-0 shutout of the Pirates on Saturday.

Lynn wasn't flawless, but he made pitches when he needed to, and the Pirates weren't able to come up with a big hit in certain spots. The right-hander also made use of three strikeouts without walking a batter. He's now rattled off two straight scoreless starts to improve his record to 8-6 with a 3.40 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 19 starts overall. The 30-year-old will next take on the Mets on Thursday.
Jul 15 - 11:20 PM

Lance Lynn fired seven scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 6-0 shutout of the Mets on Sunday.

Lynn carved up the Mets with ease, yielding just three hits (all singles) while walking one and striking out two -- needing only 93 pitches to get through seven frames. The impending free agent right-hander boasts a 3.61 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 93/38 K/BB ratio in 102 1/3 innings (18 starts) this season. He could make for a big-time trade chip if the Cardinals decide to sell.
Jul 9 - 4:57 PM

Lance Lynn yielded four runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday as the Cardinals fell to the Marlins.

Lynn posted zeros until the top of the sixth inning, when the Marlins exploded for five runs -- with the biggest blow coming via a go-ahead three-run homer by Christian Yelich. Lynn struck out five while walking one and surrendering six total hits. He'll carry a 6-6 record and 3.87 ERA into his next start at home versus the Mets.
Jul 4 - 5:33 PM

Lance Lynn surrendered three runs on four hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Lynn punched out seven batters and issued one walk in the outing. Runs came home on his line via an RBI double by Gregor Blanco in the third inning, a solo home run by Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth and an RBI fielder's choice by Jake Lamb in the sixth. Lynn will carry a 3.90 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his final scheduled outing before the All-Star break, a home start against the Marlins.
Jun 29 - 10:10 PM

Lance Lynn gave up seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Lynn gave up a run in the first inning but seemed to settle down, putting up zeroes in the second and third before things took a turn for the worst. Jordy Mercer lined a two-run homer to left in the fourth, and Josh Harrison pulled a Lynn offering just over the wall an inning later for a solo shot. Three more runs in the sixth were enough to end Lynn's night. The start was the second in a row in which the 30-year-old allowed seven runs, ballooning his ERA to 3.86. Lynn will try to stop the bleeding Thursday against a good Diamondbacks offense.
Jun 24 - 11:42 PM

Lance Lynn was shelled for seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Sunday as the Cardinals fell to the Orioles.

Lynn walked two and gave up nine hits, including four home runs. His season ERA jumped from 2.69 all the way to 3.33. The 30-year-old right-hander will try to bounce back next time out against the Pirates, a much more familiar foe.
Jun 18 - 5:01 PM

Lance Lynn worked five scoreless innings in a combined shutout of the Brewers on Tuesday.

It wasn't his most efficient outing, but Lynn kept the Brewers off the board with eight strikeouts. He yielded four walks but only three hits. The impending free agent right-hander now boasts a 2.69 ERA and 71 strikeouts through 73 2/3 innings (13 starts) this season with St. Louis. Lynn will face the Orioles on the road next.
Jun 13 - 5:39 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one run on three hits over five innings but was denied a win when the bullpen blew the lead against the Reds on Wednesday.

Through four innings Lynn had allowed only an infield single, a pair of walks and no runs. Scott Schebler led off the fifth frame with a solo homer for the only run Lynn would surrender. Lynn was lifted after five innings despite having thrown only 78 pitches. He lowered his ERA to 2.88 with 63 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings spread over 12 starts. He lines up for starts against the Brewers and Orioles next week.
Jun 7 - 10:10 PM

Lance Lynn was charged with two runs over 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Cubs.

Lynn only deserved one of the runs, as the second one game around to score when Stephen Piscotty misjudged and/or lost a ball in the sun in right field in the sixth inning. That turned out to be the last hitter Lynn faced aside from an intentional walk. He surrendered just two hits on the day, but four walks hurt him. Lynn will carry a 2.97 ERA into Cincinnati in his next outing.
Jun 2 - 5:36 PM

Lance Lynn surrendered four runs on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Lynn surrendered an RBI ground out to Alexi Amarista in the second inning to put the Cardinals behind 1-0, but it was a three-run homer yielded to Gerardo Parra in the fourth inning which truly put them behind the eight-ball. Lynn will bring a nice 2.93 ERA and 1.06 WHIP into a road showdown with the rival Cubs in his next scheduled outing.
May 28 - 6:12 PM

Lance Lynn allowed just one run, two hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters over eight innings in a no-decision Tuesday at the L.A. Dodgers.

Lynn threw 76 of his 123 pitches for strikeouts, matching Clayton Kershaw pitch for pitch in an exciting game from Dodger Stadium. He has posted quality starts in six of the past seven outings, lowering his ERA from 5.23 to 2.53 during the span. He'll look to snap his three-game winless drought when the Cardinals travel to Denver to face the Rockies on Sunday.
May 24 - 3:49 AM

Lance Lynn allowed four runs – two earned – over six frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox.

Lynn surrendered a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts and another solo shot to Jackie Bradley in the second. That’s back-to-back games in which the big righty has served up two homers, which is unusual for him. He mostly settled in after that but wasn’t helped by a couple errors behind him. Lynn gets the Dodgers and Rockies on the road in a tough two-start week next week.
May 16 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke