Lynn allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings Sunday against Toronto. He didn't factor into the decision. Lynn gave up his lone run in the third inning, and while he'd depart the game with a one-run lead, the Blue Jays would plate a pair in the eighth to take the series finale. Despite a decent performance, he's struggled with his consistency of late, owning a 2-2 record with a 4.49 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 46.1 frames since joining the Yankees from the Twins prior to the trade deadline. Lynn will likely remain in the starting rotation following Sunday's outing.
Lynn is scheduled to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Lynn's rotation spot was in question after Sonny Gray was given Tuesday's start, but Lynn will slot back into a starting role this weekend. The 31-year-old right-hander has been inconsistent since joining the Yankees at the beginning of August, posting a 4.79 ERA and 46:10 K:BB across 41.1 innings (eight appearances, seven starts). If Lynn doesn't perform well Sunday, there's a chance he could get moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.
Lynn's standing in the Yankees starting rotation may be up in the air now that Sonny Gray is starting Tuesday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. The Yankees could go with a six-man rotation, which would allow Lynn and Gray to stick, although a couple of off-days over the next two weeks makes it so a six-man rotation isn't absolutely necessary. No further information has been released on this front, though it's worth noting that before Lynn's solid start Saturday, he held a 5.09 ERA since Aug. 1, hardly a good enough number to be a starter on a likely postseason-bound team.
Lynn (9-10) allowed two earned runs on three hits and zero walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win against the Mariners on Saturday. Lynn was taken deep by Mike Zunino in the third inning, but he held the Mariners in check otherwise. He wasn't particularly dominant -- he generated only four swinging strikes -- but was effective nonetheless. The effort was a bounceback performance for Lynn, who had allowed 19 earned runs across his last 18.2 innings prior to Saturday's start.
Lynn (8-10) allowed six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 3.2 innings as he took the loss Sunday against Detroit. Lynn got off to a poor start, as he surrendered a run in the first inning, one in the second and four in the fourth prior to being pulled from his outing. He threw 52 of 82 pitches for strikes in what turned out to be a short appearance. The 38-year-old has struggled in his previous four performances, giving up 19 runs over 18.2 frames while striking out 22. Lynn will look to turn things around his next time through the rotation, which figures to come Saturday against Seattle.