A recurring theme in my coverage of the Altoona Curve this season has been Andrew Lambo's success. As Tim Williams and I have both asserted, all season Lambo has been proving that he deserves a promotion. And then tonight he contributed a two-RBI single in the 4th inning, leading to this tweet:
Finally tonight, following a 3-2 loss to the Binghamton Mets, Lambo was informed that he's moving up to AAA Indianapolis.
Andrew Lambo has been promoted to Indianapolis. Photo Credit: David Hague.
In 220 at bats in 2012, Lambo hit .291/.351/.559, leading the team with 14 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 35 runs scored and adding 6 stolen bases. He's also the Eastern League leader in home runs, second in RBIs, and sixth in OPS.
"[I'm] definitely excited to take on a new challenge and helping contribute anyway I can," said Lambo.
He adds, "Baseball is a battle, and it gets tougher and tougher as you move up."
John Eshleman joined Pirates Prospects in 2012, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He will return for the 2013 season to provide coverage of the Jamestown Jammers while they are in State College. He will also be providing coverage of the Altoona Curve throughout the year. John is currently earning a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University, and he lives in State College with his fiance Allison. Also, he hates the designated hitter rule.