Watch Lance Lynn, a right-hander, hit from the left side for the first time in his career
With that context at play, it becomes somewhat clear why Lynn decided to hit left-handed for Tuesday's game, something manager Mike Matheny informed the media:
Matheny informs reporters that Lance Lynn has decided he will be batting left-handed today. Lynn is a career .086 hitter. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) July 4, 2017
Matheny added that he was impressed with the practice Lynn has put in over the past few weeks, eager to make a positive change in his offensive results.
What's more, Lynn offered up a fantastic quote to the FOX Sports Midwest crew regarding his decision, citing recent success in the batting cage as a main decision-making factor:
Launch angle discussions aside, Lynn's first plate appearance as a lefty resulted in a sacrifice bunt -- that was almost successful, as seen in the clip atop this post.
Still, it's a start!