|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.74||1.27||186.00||67.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 8.0||1||1|| 9.00||0||6||11|
|vs LHB|| 84.2||0||0|| 2.98||0||39||65|
|vs RHB|| 119.0||0||0|| 2.57||0||33||116|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals, Lance Lynn agree to three-year, $22 million deal
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) The Cardinals have agreed to a three-year, $22 million deal with starting pitcher Lance Lynn, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal covers Lynn's final three years of arbitration.
"We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Lance,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. “His performance has led to much success for both he and the Cardinals organization, and we look forward to his continued growth as both a pitcher and team leader.”
Lynn won at least 15 games for a third straight season in 2014. The one-time All-Star is 48-26 with a 3.48 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 97 career MLB starts. He also is striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings as an MLB starter.
Adam Wainwright ready to start Game 1 of NLCS for Cardinals
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/9/14) The Cardinals announced starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will start in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants. He will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Cardinals coach Mike Matheny said Wainwright is perfectly fine heading into the NLCS. There was concern Lynn might have had to start the NLCS opener, if Wainwright was unavailable due to soreness or stiffness.
Lance Lynn ready if Adam Wainwright can't go
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/7/14) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn will be an option for a potential Game 5 start in the NLDS or possibly a start in Game 1 of the NLCS if Adam Wainwright is unavailable due to soreness or stiffness, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
"Just making sure that Waino feels right," manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday as the Cardinals prepared to face the Dodgers in Game 4. "We’ve got two guys on regular rest; it wouldn’t be a stretch to have either one of them go. There’s no question that Waino has been fighting it. I haven’t made that a secret, and neither has he. It’s all going to come down to how he feels. The likelihood of him saying, ‘I can’t go’ is very slim. But it is a possibility that something might not feel right."
Wainwright surrendered six earned runs in Game 1 of the NLDS while pitching just 4 1/3 innings. Lynn surrendered two runs in six innings while striking out eight in Game 3.
Cardinals SP Lance Lynn fans eight in Game 2
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn struck out eight over six innings of a no-decision Saturday, as his team fell 3-2 to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
Lynn allowed a run to score on a groundout, and another on a single from Adrian Gonzalez in the third inning. He was charged with two runs on seven hits and two walks. Of his 114 pitches, 73 were strikes.
|2014 summary: Lance Lynn answered his detractors with another 15 wins in 2014, his third straight season with at least that many, but this time, he managed to avoid the midseason slump that afflicted him in 2012 and 2013. The result was a career-best 2.74 ERA, including 2.33 over his final 21 starts. Of course, it came with a predictably high WHIP, but he made up for it with 180-plus strikeouts for the third straight year.|
Playing time status: There have been times over the last couple years when those detractors were at their loudest and those slumps at their slumpiest that the Cardinals entertained the idea of moving Lynn to the bullpen and in fact did for a stretch in 2012. But coming off the year he just had, his job security couldn't be greater right now. No real injury concerns either.
2015 outlook: Roto purists have tended to shy away from Lynn on Draft Day, fearing regression because his ERA and WHIP don't jibe, but after three years of the same, it's safe to assume he's just exceptional that way, able to survive higher-than-usual hit and walk rates because of a lower-than-usual home run rate. Maybe last year's 2.74 mark was a little too good to be true, but as an innings-eater on a perennial contender, Lynn is a safe enough source of wins, not to mention strikeouts, to draft among the top 40 starting pitchers.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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|3/6/15||HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ WAS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/11/15||@ ATL||1:05 pm|| |
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