Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
A lighter Lance Lynn is still adjusting to pitching at his new
Lynn threw 5 2-3 innings for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday
in a 6-5 loss to Miami. Chris Coghlan’s RBI single with two outs in
the bottom of the ninth off Marc Rzepczynski won it for the
An 18-game winner last year, Lynn has struggled most since
losing about 30 pounds during the offseason. The right-hander
entered this outing with a 7.50 spring ERA in 12 innings over four
Lynn gave up three runs and four hits. He walked two, struck out
five and hit consecutive batters starting the fourth. He is
scheduled to start the Cardinals’ third game of the regular season
at Arizona on April 3.
”Better, and that’s what you’re looking for every time out,”
he said. ”I’m getting to be where I want to be and where I need to
be for the first week of the season.”
”I’m not worried about good or bad outings, it’s about
improving every time out,” Lynn said.
Gorkys Hernandez drove in three runs for the Marlins. He got his
RBIs with a groundout, sacrifice fly and singled.
Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina each had two hits and an RBI for
Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs and nine hits in
six innings. He struck out two and threw a wild pitch.
NOTES: The Marlins signed INF Wilson Valdez, 34, to a minor
league contract. He struck out looking and walked in two plate
appearances. … St. Louis reassigned RHP Seth Maness, Cs Audry
Perez and J.R. Towles, INF Kolten Wong and OF Justin Christian to
minor league camp. … Miami opening day starter Ricky Nolasco will
throw at the team’s complex on Wednesday instead of making that
day’s long trip to Fort Myers, where the Marlins will play