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Purple Dinosaur Podcast: On Peter Lambert’s masterful debut

That and other Rockies happenings on this week’s PDP

The PDP returns for another week of Colorado Rockies baseball and hopefully will actually upload to your podcast feeds on time this week! Today, we’re discussing a bunch of different things in a shorter period of time because Anthony had to go to work. But maybe that’ll actually be good because we had to stay on topic rather than doing, you know, like a normal version of this show.

Peter Lambert has arrived, and his big league debut was nothing short of masterful. The baby-faced assassin went seven terrific innings against the Cubs on Thursday, setting a new Rockies franchise record for strikeouts in a debut with nine. What can we expect from Lambert going forward?

Where Lambert was starting at the site of Kyle Freeland’s signature outing from 2018, Freeland could not have been farther away — at least in baseball terms. Colorado’s homegrown star was pitching Thursday night in Omaha for Triple-A Albuquerque and the results, at least numbers-wise, weren’t that pretty. We’ll break down why the numbers don’t really matter right now in these rebuild outings for Freeland — unless they start turning really good.

Plus, the Rockies selected a million guys in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft this week. You may have been one of them! Studies show that over 87% of all Americans are taken at some point in the later rounds of the MLB Draft. We’ll talk about the first three who came off the board under the CR logo and then really nobody beyond that because we’re not that smart about them.

All that and more is here with the latest episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Print it on a t-shirt and profit off someone else’s ideas!