Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
JUPITER, Fla. - Lance Lynn knows the results of his spring training outings have little bearing on his stance within the Cardinals rotation. But he's thankful to have two starts left to get things turned around.
Lynn allowed nine hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday in a 6-0 loss to the Miami Marlins. The right hander needed 84 pitches to get 11 outs as his spring ERA rose to 7.50 in four starts.
"It was just one of those days where everything that was put in play was a hit," Lynn said. "When I jammed a guy it was a hit, when I threw a bad pitch, it was a hit. It's just part of it this time of year. My breaking ball wasn't as sharp as I would have liked. I left one up to Stanton that cost me a double and I left a change-up up.
"I had good movement, I just didn't exactly get the pitch where I wanted today and the luxury I have is that I have two more until things start mattering."
Lynn confirmed to reporters that he will start the third game of the regular season on April 3. But he has two spring starts left to get things on track.