MLB All-Star Game 2012: NL Pitcher Rotation To Feature Lynn In 7th Inning

The dynamic right-hander and All-Star SP Lance Lynn will be the lone St. Louis Cardinals pitcher on the roster for the National League All-Stars on Tuesday night. He is in his first season in the starting rotation for the Cardinals, but on Tuesday night, he will return to his late-inning bullpen duties.

The NL Team's pitching coach, Dave Duncan, has released the NL's general pitching plan, which has Lynn slotted to pitch the eighth inning:

1st inning, starter -- Matt Cain, Giants

2nd inning -- Gio Gonzalez, Nationals

3rd inning -- Stephen Strasburg, Nationals

4th inning, 5th inning -- Cole Hamels, Phillies and R.A. Dickey, Mets

6th inning -- Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

7th inning -- Lance Lynn, Cardinals

8th inning and later -- Aroldis Chapman, Reds; Craig Kimbrel, Braves; Huston Street, Padres; [Joel Hanrahan], Pirates; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies

Extra innings -- Wade Miley, Diamondbacks

In 2011 season, Lynn pitched in 18 games, 16 of which were in relief. He collected 1 save and 8 shutdowns with a 3.12 ERA and 2.88 FIP.

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