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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