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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%: 96/78 | Average Draft Position: 142.96
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Lance Lynn handcuffs Nationals for fourth win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn became the first four-game winner in the National League and remained unbeaten Saturday with a 4-3 win in Washington.

Lynn made it through just 5 2/3 innings, but gave up only one run on a Danny Espinosa home run in the fifth. He yielded five hits, walked three and fanned five.

The right-hander ran his scoreless streak to 15 innings before yielding the home run to Espinosa. He will try to earn his fifth victory Thursday against the Mets.


Take the good with the bad with Lance Lynn


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/15/2014) You should never get too high or too low with Lance Lynn. When he underwhelmed in his first two starts, he was still Lance Lynn. When he struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, he was still Lance Lynn.

So who is Lance Lynn? He's shown exactly who over last two years: A hard-throwing, strikeout-per-inning type who pitches deep enough into games to pile up victories for a well-rounded Cardinals team but whose inconsistencies condemn him to a higher-than-average ERA and WHIP. Pretty simple.

And with that last start, his season-to-date numbers are pretty much spot on. It may not seem like it since he hasn't been that middle-of-the-road pitcher in any one of his three starts, but few players arrive at their final numbers through a series of alike performances.

In fact, Lynn takes the opposite route. After struggling in two of his first three starts last year, he compiled a 2.10 ERA over his next nine, followed by a 6.32 ERA over his next eight, followed by a 2.28 ERA over his next four, followed by a 7.57 ERA over his next five, followed by a 1.09 ERA over his final four. His 2012 season went much the same way.

What it means is he's more valuable in Rotisserie leagues than Head-to-Head, where you care more about the end result than the step by step. It also means you might consider selling high on him if he strings together a few more of these starts.


Lance Lynn moves to 3-0 with gem Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn was remarkable in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers Monday, giving up just three hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out 11.

Lynn (3-0) was fortunate to pick up a win in his previous start after giving up five runs in six innings, but that wasn't the case Monday, as he was able to work around three free passes and two doubles while throwing 114 pitches. He owns a 4.00 ERA and 22:4 K:BB ratio in 18 innings through three starts. Lynn is slated to face the Nationals on the road Saturday.


Lance Lynn gives up five runs, records win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn picked up the win Tuesday despite giving up five earned runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out four in his team's 7-5 win over the Reds.

Lynn owns a 6.55 ERA through 11 innings but is 2-0 after two starts. He has struck out 11 and walked just one, but he's also surrendered 16 hits and two home runs. Lynn is slated to face off with the Brewers Monday.


Lance Lynn Ks seven in win over Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn settled down after a rough opening frame and came out with his first win of the season Thursday afternoon against the Reds.

Lynn (1-0) surrendered back-to-back home runs to Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier in the first and finished his outing with four scoreless innings. He yielded three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings pitched. 75 of his 107 pitches were called for strikes.

Lynn will have a rematch against Cincinnati at home on Tuesday.

Lance Lynn has strikeout pitch working this spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn gave up three runs on five hits and one walk in five innings during Tuesday's spring game against the Marlins. He also had eight strikeouts, which was his second-highest total this spring behind the 10 strikeouts he had March 13 against Atlanta.

Lynn was pitching with a 3-0 lead before the Marlins plated two runs on singles from Derek Dietrich and Garrett Jones in the third inning. Lynn had a 5-2 lead before Casey McGehee homered leading off the bottom of the fourth. Lynn was in line for his second spring win before Miami rallied for a 6-5 win.

Lynn has a 6.06 ERA through five spring appearances (four starts). He has 27 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings.


Lance Lynn struggles against Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Lance Lynn has earned the fourth spot in the Cardinals rotation based on his performance the last two years, but he has not pitched like the team's fourth-best starter this spring. His mediocre exhibition season continued Thursday.

Lynn was merely OK in four innings against Miami. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks, but did strike out five. His ERA rose to 6.35.

The 26-year-old Lynn has won 33 of 50 decisions in the last two years combined with a 3.89 ERA, so he should be given the benefit of the doubt for his poor spring numbers.


Lance Lynn lights-out in blanking Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn would like to bottle the stuff he threw at Atlanta on Thursday and take it into the regular season.

Lynn gave up just one hit in four innings, walked none and fanned 10. All but two of the outs he recorded was by strikeout. He struck out the last eight batters he faced.

The performance marked a 180-degree rebound from his previous outing. Lynn yielded five runs in 1 1/3 innings last Friday.


Lance Lynn pounded for five runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn gave up five runs in just 1 1/3 innings Friday.

Lynn started things off well, striking out Jeff Mathis. He then gave up two straight doubles before getting the second out of the inning. Lynn then allowed a walk and another double before finishing the third inning. Lynn again struck out the leadoff hitter in the fourth before allowing a double and two singles. He left the game after just 1 1/3 innings.


Lance Lynn opens spring with scoreless outing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn does not expect to have to fight for a rotation spot in spring training, but he got off to a good start either way Saturday against the Marlins.

Lynn tossed a silent two innings in his spring debut, facing just one batter over the minimum. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter in the 5-4 loss.

Lynn has been a key member of the rotation for two years, so it makes sense that he expects to have a spot when camp breaks. He posted a 3.97 ERA in 201 2/3 innings a year ago, while striking out 198 batters and walking 76. 


Lance Lynn gets Saturday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn will get his first start Saturday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lynn is not happy that he's in competition for a rotation spot. The 26-year-old pitcher posted a 3.97 ERA in 201 2/3 innings last year. He'll have to beat out Carlos Martinez and Joe Kelly for the final spot in the rotation.


Cardinals 'fully expect' Lance Lynn to be part of rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn didn't seem very pleased with the media Sunday when he was asked about competing for a spot in the team's rotation, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Lynn has won at least 15 games the last two seasons and is 33-16 with a 3.87 ERA in 64 career starts.

"I'm a starter," he said. "That's it.

"I found out through this little media session that there is a [rotation] competition. I have not talked to anyone. They fully expect me to be in the rotation. There’s been no talk that I’m fighting for a job. I’m just getting ready."


Lance Lynn takes loss in Game 4


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn left Game 4 of the World Series Sunday with the game tied 1-1 and two men on, but a home run just after he left the game gave him three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings in his team's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox, which evened the World Series at 2-2.

Lynn racked up four strikeouts, gave up one hit and faced the minimum amount of batters through four innings. He ran into trouble in the fifth inning, giving up a lead-off double then walking the next two batters to load the bases with no outs. He allowed just one run (on a sacrifice fly) to limit the damage and keep his team tied heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Lynn next recorded the first two outs of the sixth inning before allowing a single and walking David Ortiz, ending his night after 89 pitches. The damage was done soon after, as he was charged with two extra runs when reliever Seth Maness surrendered a three-run homer to Jonny Gomes.

The Cardinals head into a critical Game 5 Monday, a game the team will likely consider "must win" with the series guaranteed to go back to Boston.


Lance Lynn named Game 4 starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Friday that pitcher Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the World Series in St. Louis against the Red Sox, according to MLB.com.

Lynn is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA, giving up seven earned runs in 11 2/3 innings over three games this postseason. He finished the regular season with a 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.

"We know that Lance has also been a guy that can pitch in big situations," Matheny said.

Lance Lynn likely to start Game 4


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said on Friday that Lance Lynn will "most likely" pitch Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series in St. Louis. 

Lynn has a 2-1 record in the 2013 postseason, but has a 5.40 ERA, giving up seven earned runs in 11 2/3 innings over three games. Lynn finished the regular season with a 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. 

With Lynn going Sunday, Adam Wainwright will likely start Game 5. 


Lance Lynn available for relief role in Game 1


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2013) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is available out of the bullpen for Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox, MLB.com reports. However, Lynn's Game 1 availability will not necessarily preclude him from starting Game 3 or Game 4 in St. Louis.

Lynn has prior relief experience, making 16 relief appearances and two starts in 2011 in his first season with the Cardinals, as well as six relief appearances in 2012 and 15 career postseason relief appearances.


Lance Lynn gets Game 4 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2013) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn fell two outs shy of a quality start but still managed to come away with a win against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Tuesday night.

Lynn surrendered run-scoring singles to Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis in the fourth inning for his only blemish of the night. He yielded two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings of a 4-2 victory.


Lance Lynn starting Game 4


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has decided to give the ball to Lance Lynn for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. The Cardinals have a 1-0 lead in the series heading into Saturday.

Lynn was the seventh pitcher to be used in Friday's Game 1 win over the Dodgers. He earned the win and is 1-1 with five runs allowed over 6 1/3 innings this postseason. 


Lance Lynn earns Game 1 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2013) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn entered Friday's Game 1 win over the Dodgers in the 12th inning to provde some relief. He became the seventh St. Louis pitcher to enter the game.

Lynn earned the win as he allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over two innings of a 3-2 victory. He is 1-1 and has allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings this postseason.


Lance Lynn gets smacked by Pirates


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn ran into trouble as he took the loss in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Pirates Friday.

Lynn served up a two-run home run to Pedro Alvarez in the third inning, which broke the game open for Pittsburgh. The right-hander surrendered five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over 4 1/3 innings of a 7-1 defeat.

Lance Lynn starting Game 2 of NLDS


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2013) Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn will start Game 2 of the NLDS, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The club isn't sure which team they'll play yet, but have set their rotation. Lynn posted a 3.97 ERA in 201 2/3 innings. 


Lance Lynn blanks Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn received more than enough run support as he earned his 15th win of the season Friday night against the Cubs. He allowed four hits and no walks while striking out nine over six scoreless innings of a 7-0 victory. With the win, the Cardinals clinched the NL Central title.

Lynn reached the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career. He finished the regular season 15-10 with a 3.97 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and a 198:76 K:BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings.


Lance Lynn Ks seven in win over Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn enjoyed a solid outing as he picked up the win Saturday night against the Brewers. The right-hander surrendered one run on four hits and four walks while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.

Lynn has allowed just three earned runs combined over his last three starts (18 2/3 innings). He is scheduled to make his final start of the regular season Friday at home against the Cubs. He is 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in four starts against the Cubs this season.

Lance Lynn settles for no-decision


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Cardinals starter Lance Lynn took the mound with seven-game winless streak Monday in Colorado. It continued into eight straight starts without a win as he took a no-decision against the Rockies.

Lynn was actually on the hook for the loss before the Cardinals tied the score at two runs apiece. He gave up just two runs on six hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in a quality outing. He struck out four and threw 97 pitches. Lynn's ERA is now at 4.18.

The 26-year-old wasn't bad on Monday and has now given up just two earned runs over his last two outings spanning 12 1/3 innings with 14 Ks. Lynn is scheduled to make his next start for the Cardinals on Saturday at Milwaukee.

Offense stagnates as Lance Lynn's winless streak hits seven


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2013) Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn was nearly flawless Wednesday, but the team's offense could not get going until late in a 5-1 win, which he took a no-decision in.

Lynn exited the game in line for a loss, despite tossing six strong innings and allowing just one unearned run. Lynn allowed five hits and a pair of walks in his six innings of work, while striking out 10 and throwing 59 of 93 pitches for strikes.

The offense would eventually get Lynn off the hook for the loss, as he settled for a no-decision. The 26-year-old lowered his ERA to 4.23, but was unable to snap what is now a seven-start winless streak.

Lynn's next start is scheduled for Monday at Colorado.