Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Lance Lynn

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Lance Lynn Will Try To Start 'New Legacy' Against Former Team

The former Cardinals World Series Champion has been waiting for this start for a long time.

May 16, 2018 - 9:33 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - In Lance Lynn's six years in St. Louis he was alwasy trying to prove himself. He says that's what he had to do each and every day. Wednesday, he'll try to prove it against St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to end a three-game losing streak, as Lynn takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins at 12:10 Wedneday afternoon. It's the first time he will face his old team since he became a free agent after the 2017 season. 

He was in St. Louis last week for a two-game series at Busch Stadium, but didn't pitch. However, he knew was going to get his chance. 

"It would have been fun to pitch here against my old teammates, but I'll have a chance," Lynn said in the away team dugout, last week."

Was he calling his shot or just sticking to the same bulldog mentality that flourished in St. Louis?

"This game is not easy, there's only a certain few that can play it," Lynn says. "So every year you try to prove yourself. 

"You're up against someone at all times. There's no taking a deep breath and all that because there is always the young guy that's after your job and there's always another team trying to beat your ass."

Wednesday, the Cardinals are that team. Lynn talked about how much he appreciated his time in St. Louis, but is now going to "try to create a new legacy from where I'm at now."

If Lynn was going to turn his 2018 season around, doing so against St. Louis would make for quite the story-book beginning of a legacy. 

Former #STLCards pitcher Lance Lynn is back at Busch Stadium with the #Twins and remembering his 2 World Series appearances in St. Louis

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"They gave me an opportunity to play a game I love, so I thank them for that," Lynn says of his old organization. "You can't ever forget those things and they gave me a chance and I was able to be a part of a lot of good teams."

Lynn is 1-3 this year with a 7.34 ERA, but the Twins are outscoring St. Louis 17-2 in three games this year.

The Cardinals offense has just as much to prove as Lynn does. In the month of May, St. Louis has the second worst team batting average in the majors (.204). The Cardinals 112 strikeouts this month is just barley less than its hits and walk combined (125).