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31 Lance Lynn SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/250 | Birthdate: 5/12/1987 | Birthplace: Marion County, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: Mississippi | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $513,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/85 | Average Draft Position: 143.04
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Lance Lynn pulls out a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn picked up a win Friday against the Royals.

Lynn allowed one run on six hits over six innings of work. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Lynn started things off well, tossing four scoreless innings to open the game. The Padres managed to strike in the fifth. After giving up two singles, Lynn allowed a run-scoring double. He was able to get out of the inning without giving up any more runs. 

With the win, Lynn improved to 13-8. He'll take on the Reds in his next start. 


Lance Lynn bounces back with win No. 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn bounced back with his 12th win of the season Sunday afternoon against the Orioles in Baltimore. The right-hander scattered three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of an 8-3 victory.

Over his last four starts covering 25 innings, Lynn has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.97 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 24 starts (145 2/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against San Diego.

Lance Lynn gives up two runs in no-decision vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Lynn surrendered a game-tying run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth before the Red Sox took the lead on a groundout in the seventh. The offense was able to even the game in the bottom of the seventh and take Lynn off the hook for the loss. With six straight starts of two runs or fewer, he owns a 2.89 ERA and 127:53 K:BB ratio in 140 innings. Lynn is slated to face the Orioles Sunday.


Lance Lynn bumped to Tuesday, with John Lackey starting Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn has had his next start bumped back from Sunday to Tuesday following the acquisition of John Lackey.

Lackey will take the mound Sunday against the Brewers, manager Mike Matheny told FOXSportsMidwest.com Friday, while Lynn will open a series against the Red Sox Tuesday. The move gives Lynn an extra day off since his last appearance, during which he posted a quality start in a loss to the Padres. 


Lance Lynn strikes out six in loss vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn was hung with a loss Tuesday after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks in six innings and striking out six in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Padres.

Lynn (11-8) needed 117 pitches to get through six innings one start after throwing 118 pitches against the Rays. He's topped 100 pitches in each of his last five games and 110 pitches four times during his five July starts. Lynn owns a 2.98 ERA and 123:52 K:BB ratio in 133 innings. He's slated to face the Brewers Sunday.


Lance Lynn strikes out seven in loss vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn took a loss Wednesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Rays.

Lynn (11-7) turned in his fourth straight quality start Wednesday, but he was outdueled by the opposition to end his three-game winning streak. He owns a 3.05 ERA and 117:49 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. Lynn is set to take on the Padres Tuesday.


Cardinals still weighing their rotation options for Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Cardinals have yet to reveal their for Wednesday, and although MLB.com suggested that Shelby Miller could make the start, the right-hander made a relief appearance against the Dodgers Sunday night.

Miller issued one walk and allowed two hits in a scoreless inning of work, and is now unlikely to start with only two days of rest.

Lance Lynn remains another option, considering he would be on normal rest. Lynn started the first game after the All-Star break. He is 11-6 with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 20 starts (120 2/3 innings).


Lance Lynn struggles with control, but turns in strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn turned in a solid start despite his lack of control Friday.

Lynn allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked four and struck out nine during the appearance. Lynn actually pitched into the seventh inning, but failed to record an out. He was removed from the game after giving up back-to-back doubles to open the frame. Lynn threw 107 pitches during the outing.

The win moves Lynn to 11-6 on the season. His next start will come against the Rays.


Cardinals announce rotation for Dodgers series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) The Cardinals have chosen to give All-Star pitcher Adam Wainwright a few extra days to rest following the break, as he will not pitch in the weekend series against the Dodgers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lance Lynn will start the second-half opener Friday. He will be followed by Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez in the three-game series.


Lance Lynn to start Friday for Cardinals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Lance Lynn has been chosen as the starting pitcher for the Cardinals' second-half opener Friday against the Dodgers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The rest of the rotation plans have not been announced.

Lance Lynn picks up 10th win Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn picked up his 10th win Wednesday.

Lynn allowed two earned runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He walked two and struck out four during the outing. Neil Walker proved to be a thorn in his side Wednesday. Walker hit a solo home run in the second inning, and then doubled, and eventually came around to score, in the fourth. He accounted for both runs against Lynn. 

The win moves Lynn to 10-3 on the year. His next start should come shortly after the All-Star break .


Lance Lynn dazzles in win over Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn dominated the Marlins on Friday, scattering only five hits over 6 2/3 scoreless frames to improve to 9-6 on the year. The right-hander also struck out six and walked three in 112 pitches, 67 for strikes.

Lynn has not permitted an earned run in three of his last five starts. He owns a 3.17 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 18 starts (108 innings). He will look to keep rolling Wednesday at home against Pittsburgh.

Blister to blame for Lance Lynn's Saturday struggle


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn was dealing with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand Saturday, which he told MLB.com impacted his performance in a 9-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Lynn lasted just two innings in the game, after giving up seven runs -- six earned. Though he said the blister affected his ability to toss offspeed pitches, there is no indication this is serious enough to put Lynn's next start in jeopardy.

Lynn is scheduled to take on the Marlins next Friday, but the team might keep an extra eye on him during between-start work. 


Lance Lynn lasts just two innings in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn didn't last long Saturday against the Dodgers, as he was chased after just two innings in a 9-1 loss.

Lynn got through the first inning allowing one run, but the wheels came off in the second. The Dodgers jumped on him for six runs in the second, leaving him charged with six earned runs on nine hits and a pair of walks in two innings. Lynn also struck out two batters while throwing 61 pitches in the loss.

Lynn has now dropped four of his last six decisions to fall to 8-6 on the season. He carries a 3.38 ERA into his next outing, set for Friday against Miami. 


Lance Lynn believes he was tipping his pitches


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn believes he may have been tipping his pitches earlier in the season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lynn and team coaches determined he may have been tipping his pitches during his June 6 start based on how hitters were reacting to his breaking balls. Lynn worked to eliminate any differences in his windup, and focused on positioning his hand the same way no matter what pitch he was throwing. 

Lynn has been excellent over his last three starts, allowing two earned runs over 22 innings.


Lance Lynn shines with eight scoreless innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn was brilliant in a win Monday, giving up just three hits and no walks in eight scoreless innings while striking out seven in his team's 8-0 victory over the Rockies.

Lynn (8-5) was dominant in the thin Colorado air, retiring 16 straight batters after giving up a one-out single in the first inning. After giving up two more singles with two outs in the six, the St. Louis starter retired the final seven batters he faced. Lynn owns a 2.90 ERA and 89:35 K:BB ratio in 99 1/3 innings after Monday's gem. He's set to face the Dodgers Saturday.


Lance Lynn not quite good enough in Wednesday defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn pitched well Wednesday against the Mets - but not well enough. He was outdueled by Bartolo Colon.

Lynn lost a 1-0 lead in the sixth on three hits, including an RBI double by Eric Young and run-scoring single by David Wright. Lynn made it through that inning, but was removed for a pinch-hitter and finished having given up two runs on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

After seven quality starts in his last eight outings, he is set to go again Monday in Colorado.


Lance Lynn twirls a gem in win over Nationals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn turned in another gem Friday night at home against the Nationals, improving to 7-4 on the season. The right-hander permitted two hits and no walks while striking out eight over eight shutout frames of a 1-0 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Lynn has permitted only two earned runs. He owns a 3.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the Mets.

Lance Lynn walks four in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn struggled with his control a bit, but kept his team in it in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays Friday.

Lynn was working out of trouble all game long, as he stranded nine baserunners in the first four innings total. He ended up allowing two runs on six hits and four walks in five innings, while striking out six batters on 110 pitches.

Lynn dropped his second decision in a row, and is now 6-4 on the season. He carries a 3.49 ERA into his next outing, set for Friday against the Nationals. 


Lance Lynn expected to go Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is pegged as the team's starting pitcher Friday.

Lynn was dealing with a knee injury earlier in the week, but was cleared for the start a few days ago. He's listed as the team's starter on the lineup card, making the move official. Lynn has posted a 3.48 ERA over 72 1/3 innings. 


Lance Lynn cleared for next start after tests come back clean


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is expected to make his next start after all tests on his injured knee came back negative Monday, the team announced.

Lynn hyper-extended the knee in the first inning of his ugly outing Sunday and said after the game that it was bothering him. He'll likely receive a little extra rest in the coming days, but he should be on the mound Friday in Toronto.


Lance Lynn having knee examined Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is having his knee examined Monday after hyper-extending it Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Lynn suffered the injury covering first base in the first inning, but he remained in to give up seven runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings. He indicated after the start that the knee was bothering him. Lynn owns a 3.48 ERA and 63:27 K:BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings.


Lance Lynn knocked around in a loss to San Francisco


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn was knocked around and failed to make it past the fourth inning Sunday against the Giants, dropping to 6-3 on the year. The right-hander surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and four walks while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings of a 8-0 defeat.

Lynn has allowed four earned runs just twice over his last five starts. He owns a 3.48 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP through his first 12 starts (72 1/3 innings). He will look to get back on Friday at Toronto. He is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in six starts at home.

Lance Lynn tosses first career complete game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn tossed the first complete game of his career Tuesday, in a 6-0 win over the Yankees.

Lynn, in his 75th start, finally went all nine innings for the first time. He shut the Yankees out while allowing just five hits and three walks, though he struck out just two batters as well. He picked up 16 of 27 outs via ground ball, while throwing 126 pitches, the 10th-highest total in the majors this season.

Lynn improved his record to 6-2 on the season, while lowering his ERA to 3.13 in 69 innings of work. His next start is set for Sunday against the Giants. 


Lance Lynn settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn worked his second consecutive quality start but failed to factor into the decision on Thursday against the Diamondbacks. The right-hander surrendered two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings of work in a 4-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Lynn has allowed only four earned runs. Lynn has posted 3.60 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in 10 starts (60 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at home against the Yankees. He is