- Height / Weight
- N/A / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/18/1997 (22)
Colorado Rockies rookie starting pitcher Peter Lambert had to face division-leading LA again on Monday, and he got lit up worse than ever before. Lambert has faced the Dodgers three times this year, and this was the worst appearance by far. Lambert was chased after just 1 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs in the process. Lambert was far from the only Rockies pitcher to get hit hard by the Dodgers this time around, but he got saddled with the loss in the lopsided game. He also allowed just one of their seven home runs in the contest. Lambert was considered a top pitching prospect when he was coming up, but he had previously struggled in Triple-A, carrying a 5.05 ERA over the course of 22 starts. Now, unsurprisingly, he's struggled mightily in the majors, holding on to a 7.19 ERA in 16 starts. Manager Bud Black said the team is considering whether additional major league starts are the right approach for the 22-year-old's development, but it's not clear whether he should even be in Triple-A at this point, no matter how much the team wants him to progress quickly.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert showed his wild side against the Diamondbacks on Monday as he walked five batters in just five innings pitched. Lambert ended up escaping with a no-decision because only three of the runners scored and his offense put up six runs while he was in the game, but it still wasn't a good outing by any stretch. Lambert was considered one of the team's top pitching prospects in the minors, but his first year in the bigs has been a tale full of struggles without many bright spots. Carrying a 6.75 ERA and striking out just 6.3 batters per nine innings is not the road to success, and it's looking like Lambert is just another Colorado pitcher for owners to avoid. He'll welcome the lowly Marlins to town this weekend, but the start should be avoided by all but the most desperate of owners.
Colorado Rockies rookie starter Peter Lambert matched his career-high in walks in a single game with three and allowed four earned in six innings on Friday, but his offense bailed him out and kept the game tied until Lambert left. A go-ahead double by replacement outfielder Ian Desmond in the seventh got the win for the Rockies, but Lambert was icing his arm by then. The six-inning appearance by Lambert featured the most batters he's ever faced in an outing, 27, and he only averaged 92.1 MPH on his fastball throughout the start, the lowest of his MLB career. At just 22 years of age, Lambert may be starting to tire in his first big league season, but he's logged more than 140 innings pitched in each of the last two years in the minors, so he'll probably still pitch regularly throughout August.