60DLance Lynn SP STL 2 months ago

Lynn (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery last November and is slated to miss the entire 2016 campaign. His placement on the 60-day DL will open up a 40-man roster spot that the Cardinals can use on another pitcher.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 2 months ago

Lynn (elbow) played catch from 60 feet on Monday for the first time as he recovers from Tommy John surgery last November, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lynn experienced no issues. Even if everything goes perfectly in his recovery it's unlikely he be back to provide any fantasy value this season. It's possible, however, that he could provide a bullpen arm for the Cardinals in the playoffs.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 7 months ago

Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Lynn battled elbow and forearm issues toward the middle of the year, there was never any indication that his ulnar collateral ligament was damaged. The right-hander allowed just one run over his final three starts of 2015, lowering his ERA for the season to 3.03. Fortunately for St. Louis, Adam Wainwright should be available to step into Lynn's rotation spot, with Tyler Lyons, Tim Cooney (abdomen) and Marco Gonzalez waiting in the wings if there are other injuries.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 8 months ago

Lynn will be available out of the bullpen Friday for Game 1 of the NLDS, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Mike Matheny suggested he would only turn to Lynn in an emergency, perhaps if John Lackey is chased early or the game goes into extras. Lynn finished the regular season with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts, but he showed some signs of fatigue down the stretch. He will start Game 4 on Tuesday, if necessary.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 8 months ago

Lynn will start Game 4 of the NLDS, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's unclear who Lynn will matchup against as the Mets have yet to officially announce their Game 4 starter, however it appears as if he might face Steven Matz who is attempting bounce back from an injury to his back which he suffered near the end of September. Lynn has been automatic as of late, giving up just one run in his last 16 innings. That being said, anything can change during the postseason.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 8 months ago

Lynn went five scoreless innings en route to a no-decision Monday, allowing four hits while walking four and striking out six in a 3-0 victory over the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lynn has quelled concerns of late-season fatigue by tossing 11 scoreless innings in his last two outings. The right-hander pitched out of trouble in the third inning, stranding the bases loaded with one out by retiring Starling Marte and Neil Walker. Lynn's four walks contributed to a high pitch count given his five-inning performance; the 28-year-old has not exceeded six innings in the month of September. On his final start of the regular season, Lynn will take on the Braves at Turner Field on Sunday.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 8 months ago

Lynn (12-10) went six shutout innings Wednesday, allowing four hits while walking none and striking out four in a 10-2 drubbing of the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lynn departed at 89 pitches, having been staked to a comfortable 6-0 lead by the end of the fifth inning. Wednesday's excellent start ends a string of poor performances from Lynn, who had pitched to a 9.26 ERA in his last three outings. As the Cardinals advance their lead in the NL Central, look for Lynn to see an innings decrease in anticipation of the playoffs.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 8 months ago

Lynn allowed three runs on four hits, walking six and striking out two over 3.1 innings, but came away with a no-decision in the Cardinals 8-3 loss to the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Another poor performance from Lynn who has struggled as the season winds down. He has now walked 27 in 43 innings since the beginning of August and may simply be out of gas. He has a history of wearing down later in the year, and it wouldn't be surprising if we see the Cardinals try to limit his workload over the final days prior to the playoffs.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 9 months ago

Lynn lost his second straight start Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over six innings while striking out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He gets credit for a quality start, but Lynn definitely seems to be fading as the season draws to a close, managing only a 29:21 K:BB ratio in 39.2 innings since the beginning of August. Don't be surprised if the Cardinals get him some extra rest before the playoffs, but for now his next start is scheduled for Friday, on the road against the Cubs.

60DLance Lynn SP STL 9 months ago

Lynn (11-9) took the loss Monday against the Cubs, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lynn gave up a lead off homer to Dexter Fowler and things went quickly downhill after that. It was the second time in his last five starts that he failed to get through three innings, and his rough outing moved his ERA from 2.80 to 3.12, his highest mark since May. He'll make his next start Saturday at Cincinnati.