Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 week ago

Lynn (7-7) got the win Wednesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn labored in this one, needing 114 pitches just to get through five frames. To his credit, the righty recovered well from a rocky start as he found himself in a 3-0 hole just four batters into the game and only allowed one the rest of the way. It's been an up and down first half for Lynn, but after carrying an ERA north of eight into May, he's been able to lower that mark to 5.22. Control remains an issue -- his 5.4 BB/9 would easily surpass his previous career high -- but he's also striking out just about a batter per inning with 91 punchouts in 91.1 innings.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Lynn (5-7) lasted just 1.2 innings Sunday, yielding seven runs on three walks and five hits (one home run) while striking out one in an 11-10 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn worked a scoreless first inning before imploding in the second, all kicked off by a three-run shot from Cubs starter Jon Lester. His ERA shot from 4.81 to 5.49 after the horrendous outing. Lynn posted a 2.83 ERA in the month of June, allowing one earned run or fewer in three of his five outings. He'll look to bounce back against Baltimore on Friday.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Lynn (5-6) was tagged with the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn took the hill to begin the bottom of the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead, but he left with the bases loaded after yielding singles to all three batters he faced, and the bullpen allowed all three to come around to score. The 31-year-old has settled in after a brutal start to the season, as Tuesday was the first time allowing more than three earned runs in his last eight starts and he's seen his ERA drop over two and a half runs in the process. He'll take a 4.81 ERA and 9.3 K/9 into Sunday's interleague tilt against the Cubs.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 month ago

Lynn (4-5) took the loss despite working 6.2 quality innings Thursday against the Tigers, giving up three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out nine.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn now has rattled off five straight quality starts in which he's posted a sparkling 2,01 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 30.1 frames. The 16 walks he's dished out say he's probably working a bit over his head, but this recent form remains a marked improvement over his first eight starts (7.47 ERA with only two outings with six-plus innings). While he's returned to the tier of solid pitching options in many mixed leagues, his outlook is grimmer for his next scheduled assignment Wednesday at home versus the loaded Red Sox.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 months ago

Lynn (4-4) came away with the win in Saturday's 7-1 victory over Cleveland, allowing one run on two hits and five walks over six innings while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland hitters weren't able to make the right-hander pay for his free passes, going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position on the night. Lynn has walked five or more batters five times this season, but he's also provided the Twins with three straight quality starts and four in his last six, lowering his ERA to 5.46 over that stretch -- an improvement of almost three full runs. He'll try to keep his momentum going Friday at home against the Angels.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 months ago

Lynn (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks across six innings to earn the win Monday against the Royals. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn worked around trouble on several occasions and was unscathed other than a two-run rally which included a pair of doubles in the fifth inning. He needed just 91 pitches (53 strikes) to work through six innings but wasn't brought back out for the seventh, though he recorded his second straight quality start. It's been a rough season for Lynn for the most part, but he's shown signs of life of late and will look to keep it going this weekend against the Indians.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 months ago

Lynn (1-4) took the loss against the Cardinals on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks over three innings while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

While the strikeouts were at least vaguely encouraging, Lynn was once again unable to locate the ball in the strike zone with any consistency, throwing 46 of 82 pitches for strikes in yet another early exit. The right-hander has lasted six innings in only two of his eight starts for the Twins, putting tremendous pressure on the team's bullpen, and barring a drastic turnaround in his 7.0 BB/9, it's hard to see how Lynn can keep his rotation spot much longer. Nonetheless, he's penciled in for his next trip to the mound Tuesday at home against the Tigers.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 months ago

Lynn (ankle) will start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran starter injured his ankle in his previous start, but it doesn't appear to be bothering him at all anymore. Lynn will take on Aaron Sanchez in the series opener in Minneapolis.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 months ago

Lynn (0-1) came away with a no-decision in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks over six innings while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Early-season postponements have played havoc with Lynn's schedule perhaps more than any other pitcher in baseball, as he hadn't made a start since April 9, and the rust showed in Friday's outing. There were some positive signs for the right-hander, however -- he generated 15 swinging strikes among his 95 pitches -- and once he settles into a regular routine, his 6.00 ERA should improve. Weather permitting, Lynn will make his next start Wednesday on the road against the Yankees.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 months ago

Lynn will not pitch Sunday as the game has already been postponed due to inclement weather.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the White Sox, but the game was postponed. The Twins were expected to shift all their starters back one day, leaving Lynn likely to start Sunday. With Sunday's game being postponed as well, Lynn could start the team's next game Tuesday against the Indians, though no specific plan has been announced.