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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 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

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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

Lance Lynn (hip) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Lynn had to exit his Grapefruit League start on Sunday with a minor left hip flexor strain. He's not scheduled for another start through at least next Tuesday, but how he feels Friday will likely go a long way in determining when he'll pitch in a game again. Barring a setback, Lynn is expected to be fine by the time Opening Day rolls around.
Mar 13 - 8:54 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that the club is "going to go easy" with Lance Lynn (hip).

"He's still got a ways to go before he can push and even see what actions are bothering him," Matheny said. "Right now we'll take a chance to step down a little bit." An MRI has confirmed that Lynn is dealing with a minor left hip flexor strain, and although it seems likely at this point that he'll be ready by Opening Day, it's not clear when he'll make his next exhibition start.
Mar 9 - 6:44 PM

An MRI taken Monday confirmed that Lance Lynn is dealing with a minor left hip flexor strain.

Lynn told reporters that he doesn't expect to be set back significantly by the injury. In other words, he's still on track to make a start for the Cardinals during their season-opening series against the Cubs. The 27-year-old right-hander 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.
Mar 9 - 3:46 PM

Lance Lynn (hip) expects to be ready to make his next scheduled spring training start.

Lynn exited Sunday's outing with a left hip flexor strain, but he downplayed the ailment after the game. The Cardinals could ultimately exercise caution and hold him back a bit, but either way it doesn't sound like this will be a long-term concern for the right-hander.
Mar 8 - 3:18 PM

Lance Lynn has been diagnosed with a left hip flexor strain.

There was speculation that Lynn left Sunday's outing with a blister issue, but it appears it's worse than that. The right-hander will be re-evaluated on Monday before the Cardinals determine the next course of action. The Cards already have health question marks with Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha, so losing Lynn for any amount of time would be a blow.
Mar 8 - 2:06 PM

Lance Lynn left Sunday's Grapefruit League outing with a possible blister issue.

Lynn was seen looking at his hand after delivering his 23rd pitch and eventually walked off with the trainer. He dealt with blister problems last season, so it's natural to assume that's the issue here. The Cardinals should update his status shortly.
Mar 8 - 1:28 PM

Cardinals and RHP Lance Lynn avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year, $22 million contract.

Lynn's new contract will cover all three years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander was projected to take home $5.5 million in his first year of arbitration according to MLB Trade Rumors, so the average annual value exceeds that by close to $2 million. Lynn is coming off of a strong 2014 season in which he won 15 games with a 2.74 ERA and a 181/72 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 innings.
Jan 15 - 12:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
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
S1Adam Wainwright
2Lance Lynn
3John Lackey
4Michael Wacha
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva