More on Lamb, Lorenzen
You can read my full John Lamb call-up story here:
But I also have some added elements that I was unable to include in the story. Lamb was once the Royals No. 1 prospect until he needed Tommy John surgery on his elbow in 2011. This year, however, he has put it all together again.
“He’s just getting back on top of his game again for the first time this year as far as maintaining the quality of his velocity and his pitch quality and has become the type of pitcher that will regain the form he had in 2010,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “We’re very excited. We’re getting a kid with his best years ahead of him. Really going to take a hard look at him as a piece in the rotation going forward.”
Before leaving, Lorenzen threw a bullpen session here at Dodger Stadium and was very pleased. He used some suggestions provided by his agent, Scott Boras, during a meeting on Wednesday.
“With my other pitches – my slider, changeup and curveball – I trust that I can throw it. When it comes to my fastball, there’s ‘don’t miss here,’ or ‘just throw it over the plate,’ rather than going through the process,” Lorenzen said. “Scott told me that last night. He’s such a knowledgeable person. It was good to sit down and talk to him about it. It was perfect timing, especially that the lord puts everything together for a reason. I’m going to go down to Triple-A and I’m not going to be searching. I’ll just apply what I learned last night and what happened tonight and do my thing down there.”