Peter Joseph Lambert … son of Jim and Anne … has four siblings: Scott, Brooke, Jimmy and Bryn....Resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. during the offseason...Attended San Dimas High School (Calif)...Committed to UCLA before signing with the Rockies in 2015...Enjoys playing golf and going to the beach in his free time.
Made his first Major League start since Sept. 20, 2019 on Sept. 24 vs. San Francisco, a span of 735 days between Major League starts...In his return to the mound, pitched 3.2 innings and allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts … didn’t factor into the Rockies 7-2 loss, leaving with two outs in the fourth inning with the game tied 2-2 … allowed two solo home runs, including a leadoff home run to Tommy La Stella on the second pitch of the game … also did not factor into the decision in his second and final game started, allowing five runs over two innings against the Nationals on Sept. 29....Made seven starts across three Minor League levels rehabbing from Tommy John, collecting a 3.94 ERA (16.0 IP, 7 ER) to go along with seven walks and 19 strikeouts...Saw his first in-game action on the mound in 698 days on Aug. 18 dating back to his last start on Sept. 20, 2019 with the Rockies … went two scoreless innings in the outing with High-A Spokane. ...Overall, went 0-0 with a 5.87 ERA (7.2 IP, 5 ER) in four starts with the Indians, striking out seven and walking six … Spokane went on to win all of their games in which Lambert started...Made two rehab starts with Double-A Hartford, posting a 3.18 ERA (5.2 IP, 2 ER) with no walks, nine strikeouts and a 0.88 WHIP … made his final rehab outing with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sept. 16, where he did not allow a run over 2.2 innings while striking out three and walking one.
Underwent Tommy John surgery on July 21 and did not play.
Debuted on June 6 at Chicago-NL and made 19 total starts in his rookie season ... contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on June 6 and made his debut that day at Wrigley Field vs. the Cubs … at 22 years and 49 days old, became the third-youngest Rockies starting pitcher at the time of their debut ... Earned the win in his debut, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits with one walk and a season-high nine strikeouts … the nine strikeouts were a franchise record for most strikeouts in a Major League debut ... Singled on the first pitch of his first Major League at-bat, the first Rockies pitcher since Oct. 1, 2006 at Chicago-NL to record a hit on the first pitch he saw in the Majors ... Second career start and win also against the Cubs, June 11 at Coors Field ... allowed one run on three hits across five innings ... became the third pitcher in franchise history to win each of his first two career starts (also: Jason Jennings in 2001 and Bryan Rekar in 1995) ... Did not earn his third win of the season until Sept. 14 vs. San Diego, a string of 15 consecutive starts without a win ... went 0-6 with a 7.79 ERA (69.1 IP, 60 ER) over the span ... Hit safely in six of his starts, batting .321 (9-for-28) overall ... recorded a three-game hitting streak from June 16-27 and two hits in consecutive games, June 16 & 22, the eighth pitcher in franchise history with multiple hits in consecutive games ... Went 3-7 with a 7.25 ERA (89.1 IP, 72 ER), the highest ERA in the Majors and the highest in franchise history (min. 19 starts) ... Went 2-2 with a 5.07 ERA (60.1 IP, 34 ER) in 11 starts with Triple-A Albuquerque ... Tied his Minor League career-high with 10 strikeouts on May 24 vs. Las Vegas ... Made five appearances in Major League Spring Training, his second invite to Major League camp ... posted a 3.38 ERA (13.1 IP, 5 ER) with 10 strikeouts.
Split the season between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque ... Went 8-2 in 15 starts for the Yard Goats, posting a 2.23 ERA (92.2 IP, 23 ER), with 12 walks and 75 strikeouts ... Recorded his first career complete game on June 2 vs. the Altoona Curve … pitched nine innings, allowing one run on a solo homer with four hits, one walk and four strikeouts ... Promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on June 30 ... went 2-5 with 5.04 ERA (55.1 IP, 31 ER) in 11 outings ... Reached career highs in innings pitched (148.0) and wins (10) ... tied his career high with 26 starts.
A Mid-Season All-Star for High-A Lancaster in 2017, making 26 starts for the second consecutive season ... Won a career-high nine games and also set professional career bests in innings (142.1) and strikeouts (131) ... After going 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA (27.0 IP, 14 ER) in April, combined to go 9-5 the remainder of the season's four months … was 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA (27.0 IP, 7 ER) in five July outings ... 5-6 with a 4.23 ERA (83.0 IP, 39 ER) in 14 first-half starts, 4-2 with a 4.10 ERA (59.1 IP, 27 ER) in 12 second-half games ... Was 7-3 with a 3.31 ERA (73.1 IP, 27 ER) in 13 road games.
Started 26 games for Low-A Asheville, tied for the most on the club ... Was 3-4 with a 2.25 ERA (60.0 IP, 15 ER) in the first half, 2-4 with a 5.45 ERA (66.0 IP, 40 ER) in the second half … pitched a season-high six innings five times.
Made eight starts for Rookie Level Grand Junction in his first professional season ... His 3.45 ERA (31.1 IP, 12 ER) was the lowest among regulars on the club … allowed three or more earned runs in only two of his eight starts ... Named a Baseball America Rookie All-Star following the season.