Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 7/22/13
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals want Lance Lynn to gain better control of more than just his pitch assortment. They're trying to help him channel his emotions, too. The right-hander has been a big success, making the All-Star team his first year in the rotation and winning 11 games prior to the break again this year. During the drought Lynn is going through right now, the frustration shows all too well. Lynn (11-5) has lost four of his last five starts and allowed 10 runs in 9 13 innings his last two times out. Manager Mike Matheny met with the 26-year-old pitcher the day after watching the shoulders sag, the pace drag and the complaints pile up about broken-bat dribblers, seeing-eye hits and mistakes on defense. "His tendency is to be that aggressive guy, to the point he doesn't know what is expected of him," Matheny said. "We want him to be himself but also understand there's some things inside the game how you're perceived, how your teammates respond." Matheny is not ...
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