Padres SP Dinelson Lamet ready for season debut
Right-handed Padres Dinelson Lamet is expected to start against the Brewers on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Athletic’s Dennis Lin (via Twitter). This will mark Lamet’s first outing since September 25 after being sidelined by bicep strain throughout the San Diego playoff run.
Lamet received an injection of PRP in October, and the Padres were especially careful not to put him back into action until he was fully ready. Understandably, any elbow problem is of concern to any pitcher, and Lamet is a recent patient of Tommy John, missing the entire 2018 season recovering from the surgery.
A mock game in the 70-throw lineup was the final checkpoint on Lamet’s way back to the mound, and now the right-hander is ready for his first official game of the 2021 season. Lamet will be thrown into the thick of it. against playoff contender Milwaukee in his first outing, and if he starts on Tuesday, Lin notes that Lamet would then be lined up to face the Dodgers on Sunday in another huge game against the San Diego boss. rival.
A healthy and efficient Lamet gives another boost to an already strong Padres rotation. The right-hander was fourth in the NL Cy Young Award voting last season after posting a 2.09 ERA in 69 innings for the brothers, with a 34.8% take-out rate that placed fourth among all starters qualified in baseball and a fifth in the standings 27.3% strikeout walkout percentage.