Lance Lynn SP STL 4 days ago

Lynn fanned seven and walked four while holding the Nationals to one run on five hits over 6.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday night.

Prior to a ninth-inning rally against Nats closer Drew Storen, Lynn was on the hook for the loss Tuesday. The four walks were a sharp turn from consecutive starts where he issued just one free pass to open the year. Lynn will oppose a struggling Brewers offense in Milwaukee in his next start Sunday at Miller Park.

Lance Lynn SP STL 1 week ago

Lynn pitched five solid innings, allowing one run and six hits while striking out four and walking one in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Lynn wasn't at his best, but his effort Wednesday pushed his April record to 13-2 since 2012, the best record in the majors over that period. Six relievers followed Lynn and the Cardinals held the lead to give Lynn his first win of the season. Lynn will take the mound against Washington in his next start Tuesday.

Lance Lynn SP STL 2 weeks ago

Lynn struck out nine and walked one while giving up two runs -- one earned -- on two hits over six innings in a loss to the Cubs.

He pitched very well, but simply was outperformed by Jake Arrieta (seven scoreless) on Wednesday afternoon. Lynn threw his new changeup four times in his first regular season start, leaning mostly on his four-seam, two-seam, and slider combination. He's scheduled to face the Brewers at home on Wednesday in his next scheduled outing.

Lance Lynn SP STL 3 weeks ago

Lynn will start Wednesday against the Cubs.

As expected, the Cardinals will just move Lynn back to Wednesday after Tuesday's game was postponed due to rain and sub-freezing winds. Rather than skip Carlos Martinez this time through, manager Mike Matheny will start him in Sunday's finale and have Adam Wainwright start the home opener.

Lance Lynn SP STL 3 weeks ago

Tuesday's game between the Cardinals and Cubs has been postponed due to rain and sub-freezing wind chills, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Manager Mike Matheny has yet to announce an altered rotation for the days ahead, but he figures to just move Lynn back to Wednesday. The game is not expected to be made up until July or September. Lynn had a bit of a light spring workload (12 innings) but fared well, allowing three runs while striking out nine.

Lance Lynn SP STL 3 weeks ago

Lynn will start in the Cardinals final game Spring Training game Thursday before taking the mound for the Cardinals second game of the season next week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Lynn slots into the second spot of the rotation, a spot higher than in 2014, which also means he'll get the start for the Cardinals home-opener on April 13. Lynn isn't one of the most exciting starting pitchers in fantasy but he's been durable and consistent while delivering a ton of strikeouts the last two seasons.

Lance Lynn SP STL 1 month ago

Lynn (hip) tossed four scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring training game in his first outing since suffering a hip flexor earlier in spring.

Lynn struck out three batters on the day, and his fastball reached 95 mph on the scoreboard gun. It seems all is well, and though he's a little behind in his throwing program, he'll likely be available for his first turn in the rotation barring a setback.

Lance Lynn SP STL 1 month ago

Lynn (hip) pitched in a simulated game without issue on Thursday, using his full arsenal including an improved changeup he's been working on, reports.

Lynn looks on track to return to game action sometime early next week. An improved changeup is definitely something that could help Lynn take another step forward this year and would help make his fastball even more effective.

Lance Lynn SP STL 1 month ago

Lynn (hip) will face minor league hitters in a simulated game Wednesday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is on a similar rehab plan, and it sounds like both starting pitchers should be ready for the start of the season. Lynn's value is often not fully appreciated in drafts, and he makes for a solid No. 3 starter in standard leagues. Continue to monitor his situation to make sure he is on track to start in his first turn through the rotation in 2015.

Lance Lynn SP STL 1 month ago

Lynn (hip), who will miss his scheduled start Friday, returned to the mound instead for a bullpen session, reports.

If all goes well Lynn should be on track to return to game action sometime late next week. The hip flexor strain was diagnosed as minor so it shouldn't linger all that long. Assuming he has no more setbacks his availability for the start of the season should be fine.