Lance Lynn threw 126 pitches, 77 of those were strikes as he allowed just five hits and three walks as he went the distance for his first major league complete game shutout in a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Lynn called it one to remember, especially against the Yankees. Lynn was able to finish off the game thanks to his ability to keep New York hitters off balance. He got a lot of ground balls and weakly hit fly balls as well as solid defense behind him.
It also helped that the offense got to St. Louis native and Yankees starter David Phelps with four runs in the third inning. He didn’t get much help from his defense. The Cardinals batted around in the inning with Matt Adams’ double the only hit that drove in a run. Allen Craig reached on a bases-loaded RBI groundout when first baseman Kelly Johnson lost the ball attempting a sweeping tag, and two runs scored on Jhonny Peralta’s grounder that got under second baseman Brian Roberts’ glove. Craig’s fifth homer glanced off right fielder Alfonso Soriano’s glove at the wall in the fifth. Matt Holliday greeted reliever Alfredo Aceves with his third homer of the season leading off the seventh.
The Cardinals have won 10 of 13. Lance Lynn talks about his night