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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
College: Mississippi
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Lance Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season.
Lynn missed a couple starts back in June with what was called a forearm strain and admitted Tuesday that he pitched through pain in his pitching arm for much of the season. It's obviously a tough blow for the Cardinals, although at least with the timing it will allow them to address their rotation as they see fit. Bringing back John Lackey would seem like a distinct possibility, and the Cards have also been connected to David Price in the past. Nov 10 - 4:28 PM

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny reiterated Monday that his NLDS Game 4 starter is to be determined.

Lance Lynn is currently penciled in, but the Cardinals could turn to John Lackey on short rest if they are facing elimination on Tuesday in Chicago. They'll try to beat 2015 National League Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta on Monday evening at Wrigley Field and then make the decision. Lynn made an appearance in Game 2 on Saturday, but it lasted just one inning and so it acted much like a typical between-starts throwing session.
Oct 12 - 3:38 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Lance Lynn remains "penciled" in to start Game 4 of the NLDS despite appearing in relief in Game 2.

Lynn threw 24 pitches over one inning of work, so it was essentially just a normal between-starts bullpen session for him. Matheny did say that the Cards "have options," so it doesn't sound like Lynn is a given to take the ball Tuesday in Chicago. "I think right now we have options," said Matheny. "We haven't used Tyler [Lyons], haven't shown him, and Lance is certainly the guy that we have kind of penciled for that [start] so far. And anything he did today didn't hurt his chances of doing that as far as health-wise."
Oct 11 - 8:10 AM

Lance Lynn allowed one hit and one run with two strikeouts and one walk in one inning Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.

He was scheduled to start Game 4, though it's unclear if Saturday's relief appearance will impact his availability. Lynn only threw 24 pitches and this was supposed to be his side day anyway, so the Cardinals can probably treat this like they would a normal bullpen session. If Lynn can't go, St. Louis would have to start John Lackey on short rest.
Oct 10 - 9:28 PM

Lance Lynn will start against the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

John Lackey is pitching Game 1, Jaime Garcia is pitching Game 2, and Michael Wacha will take Game 3. Lynn had another solid season for St. Louis, finishing with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings.
Oct 8 - 3:12 PM

Lance Lynn held the Braves to one run over five innings of work in Sunday's loss.

The Braves got to Lynn with a pair of hits and a run in the first inning, but that was all they were able to put on the scoreboard. He yielded seven hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out a pair, throwing 79 pitches in a final tune-up before the postseason. Lynn finishes the year with a 3.03 ERA and will likely start Game 4 of the NLDS.
Oct 4 - 6:29 PM

Lance Lynn took a no-decision, pitching five shutout innings as the Cardinals topped the Pirates on Monday.

Lynn worked around four hits and four walks with six strikeouts in what became a scoreless affair into the ninth inning. The right-hander has a 3.06 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 165/68 K/BB ratio over 170 1/3 innings on the season. He will make his final regular season start in Atlanta against the Braves.
Sep 28 - 10:51 PM

Lance Lynn tossed six scoreless innings in earning a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

Lynn needed this after giving up 12 runs over 11 2/3 innings in his first three starts of the month. Even after that spell, he's still allowed one or no earned runs in 15 of his 29 starts this season.
Sep 23 - 11:49 PM

Lance Lynn was touched up for three runs on four hits and six walks over just 3 1/3 frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Home plate umpire Dan Bellino's strike zone was absurdly small, but Lynn wasn't going to fare well in this one regardless. His command was all over the place and his struggles against left-handed batters and the Cubs in general continued. In four starts versus Chicago this season, Lynn holds a 7.64 ERA and 1.81 WHIP with 11 walks over 17 2/3 innings. He'll attempt to right the ship next week against the Reds.
Sep 18 - 6:05 PM

Lance Lynn logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Reds, surrendering three runs on four hits over his six frames.

Lynn punched out three and walked three on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came on one mighty swing of the bat by Skip Schumaker in the fifth inning. Now 11-10 on the season, Lynn will carry a 3.17 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into Friday's start against the Cubs in Chicago.
Sep 12 - 4:42 PM

Lance Lynn lasted just 2 1/3 innings Monday, allowing six runs in a loss to the Cubs.

Making his first start since exiting his last outing with a sprained ankle, Lynn's stuff looked fine by his command was way off from the beginning in this one. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out two on the day, throwing 59 pitches before getting pulled with one out in the third inning. The big right-hander will try to bounce back this weekend in Cincinnati.
Sep 7 - 5:13 PM

Lance Lynn (ankle) won't pitch this weekend.

Lynn rolled his right ankle in his last start Saturday against the Giants, but skipping him this weekend against the Pirates is more of a precautionary thing. Carlos Martinez will pitch Friday, Jaime Garcia will pitch Saturday, and then John Lackey will handle the series finale on Sunday. Lynn should be slotted back in early next week.
Sep 2 - 5:08 PM

Lance Lynn reported improvement with his right ankle Sunday and is on track to make his next scheduled start on Friday versus the Pirates.

Lynn had to exit Saturday's outing after rolling his right ankle, but he'll be fine. He'll take a 2.80 ERA into Friday's start.
Aug 30 - 2:12 PM

Lance Lynn (ankle) expects to make his next scheduled start in the Cardinals' rotation.

Lynn rolled his right ankle on Saturday and might have also tweaked his knee, but he was walking around without a limp after the game and wore cowboy boots out of the visitors clubhouse at AT&T Park. Lynn went seven scoreless innings in a victory Saturday against the Giants, lowering his season ERA to 2.80. He'll be evaluated when the Cardinals return to St. Louis on Monday.
Aug 29 - 8:22 PM

Lance Lynn has been diagnosed with a mild right ankle sprain.

That's good news considering how bad the injury looked at first. Lynn will be reevaluated when the Cardinals get off their West Coast road trip on Monday. He went seven scoreless innings Saturday afternoon against the Giants before rolling his ankle on a throw to first base. The right-hander lowered his season ERA to 2.80.
Aug 29 - 7:17 PM

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RF1Stephen Piscotty
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Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
Relief Pitcher
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2Kevin Siegrist
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4Seth Maness
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