Lance Lynn also addressed what Adam Wainwright brings to the pitching staff in terms of leadership.
Oct 11, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn (31) reacts after retiring the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th inning in game one of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Q. Could you guys just talk a little bit about the value of having a guy like Adam Wainwright on the staff and what he brings in terms of leadership? And maybe if you pick his brain at all?
LANCE LYNN: Yeah, I mean, for me I got to spend all year with him in the bullpen. I mean, we do the ‑‑ you go watch the other starters bullpen and you have a chance to talk about your last outing, your bullpen, things that you’re working on, things that you need to improve on, things that you need to make sure you stay sharp. And he’s very good at making sure that your good things stay good, and your things that you need to work on are always trying to be improved, even when we’re just playing catch. He gives you a little target where he wants you to throw it and types of things like that.
You can always get better at any time. That is the best thing I think he’s ever taught me. Doesn’t matter when it is or what time it is, anytime you have a ball in your hand, you can get better, or any time one of your partners has a ball in their hand, you can get them better. So it’s a good trait that he has.