Lamb to debut on Friday

The Reds announced that LHP John Lamb will be called up Friday from Triple-A Louisville to make his Major League debut vs. the Dodgers.

Michael Lorenzen will be coming out of the rotation, but no roster move has been made as of yet.

The rotation order is this:

Thurs: Sampson
Fri: Lamb
Sat: Holmberg
Sun: DeSclafani
Mon: OFF DAY
Tues: Raisel Iglesias (vs. KC)

The Reds acquired Lamb and fellow lefty prospects Brandon Finnegan, and Cody Reed from the Royals for Johnny Cueto on July 26.

Lamb is 10-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 20 Triple-A starts this season for Omaha and Louisville. In 111 1/3 innings, he has 94 hits, 36 walks and 117 strikeouts.

When he pitches, Lamb will be the seventh different Reds player to make his Major League debut — and the sixth starting pitcher.

The Reds have assigned Lamb No. 47, Cueto’s old number.

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6 Comments

I find it a bit ironic that Lamb was given #47

Anxious to see what we got. Tough shoes to fill.

It was bitter sweet watching Cueto manhandle the Tigers the other day. He really put on a show for KC.

I agree! I never watch any other teams besides the Reds, and the occasional Cubs or Sox game since I’m in the Chicago area. I watched that whole game the other night, it seriously made me miss JC even more. Bitter sweet is putting it lightly. But I’m happy for him, he’s getting a chance to win.

Lamb wearing #47 is another stupid move by our organization. Literally making him fill JC’s shoes (jersey) is dumb, and only adds pressure. However, in my opinion, watching film, Lamb is going to be a good one. But Cody Reed may be have been the steal of that trade.

Agree on Cody Reed. Looks like next year Homer may be #5 or not at all.

Nobody has ever accused this organization of being too bright .

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