Top prospect Lucas Giolito will get another crack at facing a Major League lineup when he pitches against the Padres on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Nationals Park.
Giolito, the No. 1 prospect in baseball according to MLBPipeline.com, made two starts for the Nationals before the All-Star break. In the first, he shut down the Mets for four innings before rain shortened his outing. In a rematch with the Mets on July 7, he could not escape the fourth, allowing seven hits and four runs and issuing four walks.
Alex Putterman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.