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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 held the Brewers to just one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.
Lynn gave up just five hits and a walk on the evening, with Gerardo Parra's solo home run in the fourth inning serving as the Brewers' only run against him. He exited in line for his 16th win before a Trevor Rosenthal blown save left him without a hand in the decision. Still, it was another terrific outing from the 27-year-old. Lynn owns a 15-9 record and 2.68 ERA heading into Sunday's contest against the Reds. Sep 17 - 12:27 AM

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Lance Lynn took a complete-game loss after giving up one run and three hits in eight innings Thursday against the Reds.

That's a tough way for a pitcher to lose his first game in six weeks. For the year, Lynn is 15-9, with the Cardinals having scored a total of nine runs in his losses. Lynn has now allowed three runs or fewer in 13 straight starts.
Sep 11 - 3:13 PM

Lance Lynn allowed three runs in six innings on Monday.

It began as a day of labor for Lynn, who allowed a two-run double to Neil Walker in the first and a run-scoring double to Andrew Lambo in the second before he settled down. Lynn's control simply wasn't there early on. He'd already thrown 71 pitches and walked three by the end of the third inning. On his final line, he allowed eight hits, three runs, three walks and three strikeouts. This was just the second outing since the beginning of July in which Lynn has given up more than two earned runs (he gave up three on August 10). Lynn's been one of the most consistent pitchers in the bigs this season, having never posted an ERA higher than 3.99 in an individual month. Overall, he holds a 2.89 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with a 147/63 K/BB ratio over 164+ innings.
Sep 1 - 5:59 PM

Lance Lynn held the Pirates to two runs over six innings but settled for a no-decision on Tuesday.

Lynn wasn't at his best, scattering six hits and three walks on the night, but he still managed to limit the damage. The first run came after a walk, single and hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with one out, and the Pirates got a second run on a Josh Harrison solo homer. Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in the second half, and he'll look to keep that going when the two clubs meet up again next week.
Aug 26 - 10:04 PM

Lance Lynn silenced the Reds on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings to earn his 14th win of the season.

Lynn limited the Reds to four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He is now one win off of the major league lead, and carries a 2.78 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 144/57 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound next on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Aug 20 - 11:29 PM

Lance Lynn fired six innings of one-run ball in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday.

Lynn gave up six hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts. The only run scored on an RBI double from Will Venable in the fifth inning. Lynn has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 out of his last 13 starts and owns a solid 2.91 ERA and 139/55 K/BB ratio over 151 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Reds next week at home.
Aug 16 - 1:08 AM

Lance Lynn fought hard for his 12th win on Sunday, keeping the Orioles to three runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Lynn had runners on base all afternoon, dancing into and out of trouble in seemingly every inning. The right-hander allowed nine hits and a walk in all, striking out six. He's now 12-8 with a 2.97 ERA through 24 starts. He'll look to win no. 13 Friday against the Padres.
Aug 10 - 6:07 PM

Lance Lynn limited the Red Sox to two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings but took a no-decision on Tuesday.

Lynn held the Red Sox to just two hits through the first six innings, but two leadoff singles in the seventh eventually led to the Red Sox' second run. It was another strong start for the 27-year-old, who has now posted six straight starts of six innings or more with two runs or fewer. Despite the good stretch, Lynn still hasn't won since July 18. The right-hander owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 127/53 K/BB ratio through 140 innings, and he'll hope for some more run support Sunday at the Orioles.
Aug 6 - 12:22 AM

Lance Lynn yielded two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a 3-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

Lynn struck out six, walked three and surrendered four hits. The right-hander came into the game with a 1.75 ERA in July. Outside of a seven-run implosion against the Dodgers on June 28, Lynn hasn't given up more than two runs in a start since June 6. Now 11-8 with a 2.98 ERA, Lynn looks to keep up the good vibes when he welcomes the Brewers to St. Louis on Sunday.
Jul 30 - 1:36 AM

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

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

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3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Shelby Miller
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Carlos Martinez
8Kevin Siegrist
9Justin Masterson
10Tyler Lyons
11Nick Greenwood
12Marco Gonzales
13Samuel Tuivailala