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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
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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

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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

Lance Lynn made an early exit from a potential shutout Saturday against the Giants after suffering a leg injury.

Lynn planted awkwardly while trying to field an infield dribbler in the bottom of the fifth and then rolled his right ankle on a throw to third base in the bottom of the eighth. He was eventually able walk off under his own power, but the big right-hander looked to be in some pain. He could be headed for the disabled list, with Tyler Lyons rejoining the St. Louis rotation.
Aug 29 - 6:48 PM

Lance Lynn picked up the win on Monday against the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs in six innings.

Welington Castillo smoked a solo home run to the opposite field in the second inning, and Aaron Hill hit an RBI double in the sixth to account for the damage. Overall, Lynn worked around nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. The right-hander has put together another strong season, now holding a 2.94 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 146/51 K/BB ratio over 140 2/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber in San Francisco against the Giants in his next outing.
Aug 25 - 1:51 AM

Lance Lynn allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Lynn's biggest nemesis was free passes, as he issued five walks over his 6 2/3 innings. He limited the Giants to just four hits while striking out six in the outing. Lynn has now lost two straight games to fall to 9-8 through 23 games. The right-hander will carry a 2.94 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Monday's start at the Diamondbacks.
Aug 19 - 1:08 AM

Lance Lynn was knocked out of Thursday's start against the Pirates in the first inning after surrendering seven runs (three earned) on six hits.

Lynn recorded just two outs before departing, one of them via strikeout. A two-run homer off the bat of Pedro Alvarez was the biggest blow in the seven-run uprising. Even with this awful outing, Lynn still owns a terrific 2.95 ERA on the season and will look to get back on track against the Giants on Tuesday.
Aug 13 - 11:03 PM

Lance Lynn pitched well in Friday's win over the Brewers, firing six innings of shutout baseball.

Lynn scattered six hits while striking out seven and walking four. The win moved his record to 9-6. With a 2.76 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 136/44 K/BB ratio, the 28-year-old right-hander has been a big part of the Cardinals' success this season. He'll try to replicate Friday's results (minus the walks, maybe?) in a home start against the Pirates next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 8 - 12:05 AM

Lance Lynn couldn't provide the Cardinals depth in Saturday's loss to the Rockies, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Two of the four runs against Lynn came home after he coughed up a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado. He struck out five and walked three in the outing. The performance wasn't particularly impressive, but Lynn's been money for most of the season and currently holds a 2.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 129/40 K/BB ratio across 121 1/3 innings. A road outing against the Brewers awaits him next time he takes the ball.
Aug 1 - 11:21 PM

Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win on Monday against the Reds.

The Reds took a temporary 1-0 lead in the third inning on Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly, but were otherwise not able to muster an offensive against Lynn. The right-hander gave up five hits and three walks while striking out five in the effort. Lynn now boasts a terrific 2.71 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 124/37 K/BB ratio over 116 1/3 innings. He'll host the Rockies this weekend.
Jul 27 - 11:07 PM

Lance Lynn held the Mets to just one run over seven innings in a 3-2 win on Friday night.

Lynn gave up a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson, but held the Mets off the board the rest of the way. He gave up just three hits in all to go along with one walk and nine strikeouts. The Cardinals scored two runs in the sixth to put him in position for the win. Lynn improved to 7-5 on the year and owns a 2.79 ERA and 111/33 K/BB ratio over 103 1/3 innings. He currently lines up for a start against the Royals next Thursday.
Jul 17 - 11:57 PM

Lance Lynn was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

t was his shortest start of the season. The Pirates knocked Lynn around for nine hits, including a two-run homer from Neil Walker in his final inning of work. He fanned three and walked a pair en route to his first loss since May 22. He'll go into the second half with a 2.90 ERA.
Jul 10 - 10:50 PM

Lance Lynn turned in a superb game in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Padres, fanning eight and allowing just one run over seven innings.

The Padres managed just three hits off of Lynn, all singles. A Matt Kemp RBI single in the third inning was the only smudge on his line. With a 2.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 97/30 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings, Lynn's numbers are among the best in the NL. He'll try to keep things moving in the right direction when he faces the Pirates in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 5 - 4:59 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.

Lynn and Chris Sale squared off in a game that was decided after both were out of the game. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the outing. It was his second start since coming off the disabled list and his second strong start in the same span. Lynn is still 5-4 but owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 89/27 K/BB ratio this season. He'll take the hill again Sunday against the Padres.
Jun 30 - 11:52 PM

Lance Lynn will have his next start pushed up to Tuesday.

Lynn was supposed to start Wednesday against the White Sox but instead he'll pitch Tuesday in place of Jaime Garcia (groin). If Garcia can't go Wednesday, he'll be replaced by John Lackey. Lynn looked sharp in his return from the disabled list on Thursday, scattering two hits over six scoreless innings in a win over Miami.
Jun 27 - 6:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
7Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Mitch Harris