New blister not a problem in Lynn's scoreless start

New blister not a problem in Lynn's scoreless start

ST. LOUIS -- The blister on Lance Lynn's middle finger is no longer a secret, but the rest will be a mystery if he has anything to say about it.

After Lynn struggled through two innings last Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing six runs, it was revealed that a callus broken away from his finger caused issues with his offspeed pitches. The results -- 6 2/3 scoreless innings -- were more favorable in Friday's 3-2 win over the Marlins, but Lynn still had something to deal with on that middle finger.

The right-hander said a new blister formed as Friday's game went along.

"I've never had success of not getting a blister," Lynn said. "I get a blister every time I pitch."

The problem, Lynn said, doesn't rest with the blister forming, but when it turns to a callus and then peels off during a game as it did in Los Angeles. Lynn said his blister dried out in Colorado's climate and peeled away due to L.A.'s abnormally warm and muggy one.

The plan with this blister is to likely pop it Saturday, Lynn said, and begin the process of getting a new one next time out yet again.

"It usually starts forming as I go," Lynn said. "That's how I've always done it. The blister thing is not the problem. If there's a blister there, I'm happy. I'm used to that."

The look of Lynn's blister remained a mystery as the starter said he didn't have interest in showing it off. As for how it affects him, he had no intentions of the opposition learning about that either.

"Every pitch has its own different feeling," Lynn said. "I'm not going to tell you which one hurts more, because they might think I might not throw that."

Alex Halsted is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.