• Former Bulldog pitcher Lynn makes debut against World Champion Giants

    June 03, 2011 No comments

    Former Brownsburg Bulldog Lance Lynn made his major league debut last night for the St. Louis Cardinals as the starting pitcher in last night’s game against the World Champion San Francisco Giants.

    Lynn joins current Washington Nationals pitcher Drew Storen as the second member of the 2005 Brownsburg state championship team that finished the season with a perfect 35-0 record to play at the Major League level.

    Lynn, pitching on only three days rest since his last outing for AAA Memphis on Sunday, retired the first ten batters he faced before hitting Miguel Tejada in the fourth inning. One batter later, Lynn gave up a two run homer to Aubrey Huff. One of three homers on the night for Huff.

    Lynn pitched a perfect fifth but once again would have some trouble in the sixth after Jonathan Sanchez led off with a ground rule double. Andres Torres drove in Jonathan Sanchez and then came home himself on a RBI groundout by Freddie Sanchez. Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa relieved Lynn with Trevor Miller to end Lynn’s debut.

    Lynn took the loss going five and a third innings giving up five runs on four hits while striking out five and not walking a batter.

    LaRussa talked about Lynn’s performance after the game saying, “There wasn’t anything in Lynn’s stuff to say he was pitching on short rest. I mean, the situation was difficult. It would be difficult for anybody who would have pitched in the big leagues.”

    Lynn commented after the game that he was pleased with his debut even with the loss and felt good afterwards despite the short turnaround.

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