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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||16.00||9.00||0.00||3.29||1.25||187.00||75.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 21.1||0||0|| 3.38||0||11||20|
|vs RHB|| 27.1||0||0|| 2.63||0||5||38|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn strikes out seven in win
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn allowed one run on six hits in seven innings of work in St. Louis' 2-1 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Lynn's only blemish came in the first inning when he allowed an RBI double to Miguel Cabrera, who drove home Ian Kinsler from first. Lynn settled in after that and struck out seven throughout the rest of his start.
"Lance was great, no question about it," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to MLB.com. "That's what you really want from a guy who is taking charge of a staff. That's an outing where we need somebody to step up big, bow his neck and say, 'This is my game.' That's exactly what he did."
Lynn, now 3-3, moved his ERA to 2.96 in 48 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Friday against the Royals.
Lance Lynn pitches six shutout innings in Cardinals' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn pitched six shutout innings to earn his second win of the year on Tuesday.
Lynn moved to 2-3 on the season, after giving up four hits, four walks and striking out nine. He threw 118 pitches, 67 strikes.
"He reaches back," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He's able to locate [the four-seamer] and elevate it and then the [sinker] was working, too. [The four-seamer] is hard to pick up once you've got a couple elevated and he's got good movement going on the sinker."
Lynn's next start is scheduled for Sunday, at home against Detroit.
Cardinals mull six-man rotation, prefer Garcia to Gonzales
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) The Cardinals are considering moving to a six-man rotation to help battle the loss of ace Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
"It’s not something we would rule out," general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday. "It’s something we’ve talked about, but we haven’t decided if that’s the best option for us. It’s something I think a lot about, and I know (manager) Mike (Matheny) and (pitching coach Derek Lilliquist) do too. It’s on the table."
With Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez not being ticketed for 200-inning seasons, the team is considering whether to roll out a six-man rotation or to go with a five-man rotation and periodically skip starts of the two younger pitchers while giving others spot starts in their place. However, a six-man rotation could throw off the routines of Lance Lynn and John Lackey. If the team does opt for a five-man rotation, Jaime Garcia is the preferred long-term option over Marco Gonzales.
"If Jaime is good to go, we’ll try to find a spot in the rotation for him," Mozeliak said. "When he’s been healthy, Jaime has been a very good pitcher."
Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis Sunday.
Cardinals P Lance Lynn allows five runs Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/7/15) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn struggled during the opening frame of Wednesday's game and he never recovered in route to a 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
"I just couldn't make the pitch when I needed to," Lynn said, per MLB.com. "I was in some spots to make pitches to get out of innings, and just couldn't get it done tonight. I was leaving balls in the middle of the plate at the wrong time."
Lynn allowed two runs on four hits in the opening frame. He finished the game allowing five runs on eight hits over six innings. He also struck out six batters and walked two. He received his third loss of the season for his effort.
"It was a tough zone, floating around a little bit, and he was fighting, trying to, I think, make perfect pitches at times," manager Mike Matheny said. "But he did a nice job using his cutter. His curveball hurt him one time when he left it up and it got too much of the plate. But otherwise, it was a real effective pitch for him. And he found a real nice feel for his fastball."
His main mistake was a two-run home run to Anthony Rizzo in the third inning. As a result of the performance, his ERA rose from 3.07 to 3.82.
His next expected start is scheduled for Tuesday at Cleveland.
Cardinals P Lance Lynn strikes out 10 batters Friday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn allowed one run on four hits over seven solid innings of work during Friday's 2-1 win over the Pirates.
Lynn also struck 10 batters and walked one to lower his ERA to 3.07. The 10 strike outs were a season high for Lynn. Despite the solid effort, Lynn received a no-decision.
The lone run Lynn surrendered came in the sixth inning when A.J. Burnett singled in a run. Lynn has allowed one run in four of his five starts this season.
His next scheduled start is expected to be Wednesday against the Cubs
|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.
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