Just as he has been all year, Lance Lynn was great yesterday against the Chicago Cubs as the Cardinals defeated Chicago by a score of 7-0.

In six innings pitched, Lynn gave up no earned runs, four hits, and recorded five strikeouts. He has allowed one earned run in his last three starts and improved his overall record to 12-4.

“It was one of those days that command-wise I wasn’t where I needed to be early in the count,” Lynn said. “But I was able to make pitches to get out of situations. You’ve got to do that sometimes.”

While it may have been the case that he didn’t feel as comfortable as he normally does, it’s pretty remarkable that considering Lynn was not even in the Major Leagues two years ago, he’s 12-4 with a 3.10 ERA with 116 innings pitched. Of course, this is ¬†following a season in which he was a tremendous help to the bullpen that helped seal the Cardinals their 11th World Series Championship. Lynn will next face the Cubs this coming weekend in Chicago.