Apr 24, 2014; New York, NY, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) throws against the New York Mets during the game at Citi Field. Image Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Lack of offense leads to first season loss for Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn picked up his first loss of the 2014 season as the St. Louis Cardinals fell 4-1 to the New York Mets.


In 6.1 innings, Lynn allowed three runs on four hits–one run was unearned. Lynn walked two batters and struck out nine. It wasn’t so much that Lynn lost the game as it was the Cardinals didn’t hit the ball that much.

In five starts, the former Ole Miss pitcher is 4-1 with a 3.30 ERA. Lynn has struck out 36 batters in 30 innings pitched while allowing 11 runs on 28 hits. His problem today was not much the runs allowed as it was the lack of run support.

The Cardinals offense did Lynn no favors as the Mets limited the team to only four hits during the Thursday afternoon game. Kolten Wong had two hits and scored the only Cardinals run of the day. He increased his average to .219 this season. It’s not where people would like it to be but the team’s offense is lacking in many areas.

Mike Matheny stuck with Tony Cruz again for a batterymate with Lynn so it seems like Molina will not be playing every fifth game this season. Cruz might not be Molina but he did get a hit during the game.

Jon Jay also got a hit for the Cardinals.

I don’t know what the Cardinals will do to start getting the offense moving soon but something has to be done. Oscar Taveras is hitting roughly .300 this season with the Memphis Redbirds in the Pacific Coast League. If it means forcing a platoon with Allen Craig and Matt Adams at first base so that the Cardinals can get Taveras in the lineup, so be it.

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