Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn, who will presumably have a rotation spot in 2013 after going 18-7 with a 3.78 ERA last year, isn't off to the greatest start this spring. After allowing a two-run homer to Mets catcher John Buck in his two innings of work Wednesday, he allowed two runs -- three earned -- on five hits in 2 1/'3 innings Monday against the Twins. He was reportedly working on his slider in the game. "I think he's right on pace and where he should be," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He's just getting built up. When guys go in with a plan, they need to stick with their plan through spring training. The foolish thing to do is back off when you're not getting the exact results you want."