After his worst outing in a stellar season, the St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn quickly regained his dominant form. Given his performances against Houston over his career, there's a good chance he could show that again Wednesday night.
The right-hander will seek to reach 11 wins before the All-Star break for the second straight season in the series finale against the Astros.
Lynn (10-1, 3.42 ERA) gave up a career-high seven runs and nine hits in five innings in Miami on June 15 but got enough run support to earn the win in a 13-7 victory. Five days later against the Chicago Cubs, he yielded only a solo homer and two singles over six frames in a 6-1 win.
"He had a whole different disposition and pitched with a lot of confidence," manager Mike Matheny said. "You could tell he had a good feel for the ball."
In his first full major league season, Lynn was 11-4 before the 2012 All-Star break. He finished fourth in the NL with 18 victories, with three of them coming against former NL ...