JUPITER, Fla. — In the past, an outing such as the one he had Friday afternoon might have bothered Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Lynn threw in the towel five runs on six visitors in 1 1/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to the Marlins at Roger Dean Athletic field. He struck out a few batters and walked yet another.
A trio of doubles plated three runs in the third. An RBI single and forfeit fly knocked Lynn — who had previously been initially scheduled to start — through the game with one in the fourth. Right-handed batters drove in all five runs.
You never wish to accomplish bad. It doesnt matter what the situation is,Inches said Lynn, who plonked 53 pitches. When it comes down to the item, you know what you need to fix. Previously, it was one of those things where by I was like, I dont know the best way to fix that. I love the way the ball felt appearing out of my hand. I just didnt toss the ball where I wanted in order to.
Of the 28 pitches in the spring debut on Thursday, 25 were fastballs. For Lynns next appearance, he concentrated on his or her breaking stuff.
Even though the benefits werent favorable, Lynn recognized throwing more of those pitch better prepares him for the season and gives him an understanding of how hitters react to them.
Changeup felt really good today. My personal slider was flat all day,In Lynn said. Thats why were here working on it. Which will be something Ill concentrate more on the next bullpen and make sure that its crispier.
The 26-year-old, who has won 33 game titles over the past two seasons, is anticipated to earn a spot inside rotation. It has not, however, been promised to him.
Theres going to be some things I work in next week, Lynn mentioned. I definitely want to get my slider to where it needs to be. I like the actual break in my curveball. My changeups exactly where I want it to be. Right now, New kindle two of my four pitch. Maybe next, get those other two where I need them.