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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: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
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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

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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

Lance Lynn gave up four runs in four innings in an inefficient outing against the Marlins on Wednesday.

He threw 104 pitches in four innings while surrendering five hits and four walks. He struck out four batters. All four runs scored in the first inning when he gave up a solo homer to Christian Yelich and a three-run shot to Justin Bour. Lynn had given up just two runs in his last four starts combined. His record holds at 4-1 with a sterling 2.75 ERA. He has 36 strikeouts and 16 walks in 39 1/3 innings.
May 11 - 12:12 AM

Lance Lynn fired six scoreless frames in a 10-0 victory over the Braves on Friday.

Lynn cruised with the big lead, allowing just four hits on the night. He hit Tyler Flowers twice and walked a pair while striking out six. The 29-year-old was understandably a bit shaky to begin the year while making his return from Tommy John surgery, but he has allowed one earned run or fewer in four straight starts and now ranks third in the NL with a 2.04 ERA. He’ll go for his fifth win next week against the Marlins.
May 5 - 11:24 PM

Lance Lynn pitched six innings of one-run ball to beat the Reds on Friday night.

Lynn lowered his ERA to 2.45 and upped his record to 3-1. He's right back to where he was before blowing out his elbow ligament. Unfortunately, the Cardinals aren't quite as good offensively or defensively as they were when Lynn won 60 games from 2012-15.
Apr 29 - 1:00 AM

Lance Lynn struck out seven while limiting the Brewers to one run over six innings in the Cardinals' 4-1 win Saturday.

Lynn gave up just three hits and walked two, sticking around just long enough to get the win. It was his second in as many starts, and the right-hander has allowed just one run in those two starts. Through four starts overall, Lynn is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio. He'll next take on the Reds on Friday.
Apr 23 - 1:26 AM

Lance Lynn fired seven scoreless innings Monday in the Cardinals' 2-1 defeat of the Pirates.

It was a badly needed showing of dominance and efficiency for the struggling Cardinals. Lynn yielded just three hits and one walk while fanning five, delivering 63 of his 95 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old right-hander looks poised for a strong first season coming off Tommy John surgery, now with a 3.12 ERA and 1.10 WHIP through three starts covering 17 1/3 innings. A road matchup against the Brewers is next.
Apr 17 - 9:36 PM

Lance Lynn gave up three homers and walked four batters in allowing four runs over five frames versus the Nationals on Tuesday.

Lynn looked good in the early going, but Jhonny Peralta failed to pick up a sure-fire double play ball in the third inning and Aledmys Diaz wound up making an error which led to two runs. Things unraveled after that, as Jayson Werth, Matt Wieters and Daniel Murphy took the righty deep. Lynn's velocity has been a little down in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, which is something to keep an eye on. He'll get the Pirates at home next.
Apr 11 - 10:19 PM

Lance Lynn pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball Thursday against the Cubs.

Lynn exited with a 4-1 lead in the sixth, but the runner on base came around to score and the Cardinals blew that 4-2 lead in the seventh. It was still a solid day for Lynn; he allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four.
Apr 6 - 5:34 PM

Lance Lynn said Tuesday that he is open to discussing a contract extension with the Cardinals.

Lynn missed the entire 2016 season following Tommy John surgery, but he's a full 18 months removed from that procedure with his first start of 2017 approaching. As an established 29-year-old starting pitcher with a 3.37 career ERA and 8.7 career K/9, the asking price is probably going to be north of $100 million. We expect him to hit free agency after the World Series, but the Cardinals have shelled out long-term extensions to multiple players over the last few months.
Apr 4 - 4:43 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Sunday that Lance Lynn will start the third game of the season on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Carlos Martinez is pitching on Opening Night while Adam Wainwright will follow in the second game. He's completely recovered from a rib injury that he dealt with late in the spring and should be good to go. He'll oppose John Lackey of the Cubs in that contest.
Apr 2 - 5:05 PM

Lance Lynn (rib) threw 80 pitches in a minor league game Thursday with no issues.

Lynn had to exit his last Grapefruit League outing with a rib injury, but he's fine. The big right-hander is in line to start the third game of the season for the Cardinals.
Mar 31 - 10:02 AM

Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com passes along that the Cardinals are "leaning toward" starting Lance Lynn (rib) against the Cubs on April 5.

Lynn suffered a rib injury in his last Grapefruit League start. He is set to start a minor league contest on Thursday. The Cardinals are waiting to see how his injury holds up in the minor league game before they officially lock Lynn's regular-season debut into place.
Mar 29 - 4:06 PM

Lance Lynn (rib) will start in a minor league game on Thursday.

Lynn was pulled from a Grapefruit League outing Saturday with a rib injury, although the Cardinals said his removal was precautionary. At this point, there's been nothing to suggest the ailment could keep him from making his first start once the regular season begins.
Mar 27 - 4:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Paul DeJong
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8John Brebbia
9Zach Duke