Hello again, Lance Lynn. NLDS Game 2 represents the 10th time Lynn has started against the Pirates since the start of the 2012 season, providing a familiar face and arm for Pittsburgh's attempt to even up the playoff series.
The Bucs have produced many runs against the Cardinals' right-handed starter in that timespan: in 50.1 innings, Lynn has posted a 5.19 ERA despite 54 strikeouts and 21 walks. Beyond the results, simply facing a familiar pitcher can provide the Pirates a small advantage between two evenly matched teams.
"As a hitter, the unknown is sometimes a difficult thing," second baseman Neil Walker said. "Seeing guys' fastballs out of their hands, seeing the breaking ball... [but] we're not banking on that."
Make no mistake: Lance Lynn is a quality starter for St. Louis i...
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