For years here, he beat the other team’s (butt). Lynn was an underappreciated innings-eater. And his earned-run average was 3.38 for his Cardinals career. And there is no bad aberration season on his stats page. Just year after year, firing four-seamers. Then, after a Tommy John year up in flames, he returned to the mound with more flames.
On this day, one year ago, Lynn was 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA. Talk radio talked regularly about the $100 million he’d make. Talk about a curveball.
His frozen winter led to a rushed spring. As we’ve seen with Greg Holland, April hasn’t been kind to this fraternity of guys (haven’t they suffered enough?). In his five April starts, his ERA was 8.37. Not 3.87. It was 8.37.
Source: Benjamin Hochman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch