The St. Louis Cardinals stand atop the NL Central following the second full week. They have the only winning record at 6-3, followed by the .500 ball Houston Astros (4-4). Two of those wins are courtesy of Baseblog’s second Emma Award recipient.
Lance Lynn made two starts last week and is 2-0 on the season with a 1.50 earned run average. The right-hander tosses 6 and 2/3 to beat the Milwaukee Brewers on the 8th, and 5 and 1/3 yesterday to beat the Chicago Cubs. During his 12 innings last week, he’s only given up 2 runs and struck out 13. His K’s lead the division amongst pitchers last week.
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