People can say what they want about Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn.
Too slow. Too emotional. Too many pitches. And sometimes they’ve been right.
But the fact remains that only one National League pitcher his teammate Adam Wainwright has more than the 12 victories credited to Lynn. And Wainwright has just one more.
“Hopefully I can catch him” said Lynn.
After an inauspicious start Thursday night — and really a rollercoaster first four innings in which Lynn’s pitch count multiplied like rabbits — Lynn finished strongly.
The burly Indiana native held the Philadelphia Phillies to one run and five hits over seven innings as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory marking the first time in 12 years they had swept a series from the Phillies at any of the Busch stadia.
A third consecutive sellout crowd of 45567 observed as the Cardinals 25 games over .500 after 99 games moved 2½ games clear of second-place Pittsburgh for their biggest National League Central Divisio...