Lynn (2-5) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits over seven innings against Cleveland. He struck out seven.
Lynn secured his second quality start of the season Tuesday and first since April 11 while righting the ship after taking a loss in four of his last five outings. The veteran righty got off to a blazing start, retiring each of the first 11 batters and holding the Guardians scoreless until the sixth frame. Though Lynn owns a 6.66 ERA and a 1.9 HR/9, his one saving grace has been his swing-and-miss stuff, which is embodied in a 10.7 K/9. After finishing with an ERA above 4.00 once in his first 11 years in the bigs, Lynn is on pace to finish above that mark in 2023. However, he could be in line for some positive regression considering his atypically low 61.8 percent LOB percentage, as well as 5.04 xERA and 3.68 xFIP metrics which are significantly lower than his respective 6.66 and 4.76 base figures.