Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 6/14/12
Dizzy Dean is one of the greatest pitchers and biggest personalities in baseball history. He led the National League in strikeouts for four consecutive seasons, his number 17 is among those permanently retired by the St. Louis Cardinals and he is a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Lance Lynn doesn’t yet compare in any way other than wearing the same uniform eight decades later. After all, the soft-spoken 25-year-old is just in his second season in the major leagues and first in the rotation. Lynn’s recent pitching is doing all the talking for him, though he could brag that he has accomplished something that ‘Ol Diz never did – strike out 11 or more opponents in two consecutive starts. Lynn followed his 11 strikeout performance in just six innings at Houston on June 7 with a career-best 12 K’s logged in 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. The right-hander also picked up his 10th win of the season in 13 starts. While his pace i...
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