I questioned early this season if Lance Lynn would hit a second half wall like he did as a starting pitcher for the Cardinals in 2012. The numbers so far would support the claim that he has hit a wall…but is it more mental or physical?

Manager Mike Matheny says Lynn needs to channel his emotions, and that his frustration is showing through. Matheny met with Lynn after his start on Saturday to talk about his shoulders sagging, dragging his pace, and complaining about tough luck hits and poor defense.  The Cardinals skipper says he think Lynn has a clear message of what’s expected.