Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton and left fielder Adam Duvall converged on an Anthony Rizzo fly ball in the top of the first inning, leading to disaster. The ball glanced off of Duvall’s glove, hit Hamilton in the face, and rolled away. Hamilton laid on the ground in pain while Duvall tracked the ball down. Two runners scored easily and Rizzo wheeled around third base, scoring easily for an inside-the-park three-run home run. Hamilton exited the game under his own power, replaced by Tyler Holt. The Reds will likely pass along information on Hamilton’s status after the game.
Getcha popcorn ready. Nationals pitching prospect Lucas Giolito will make his major league debut on Tuesday night at home against the Mets in a 7:05 PM EDT start, opposing Matt Harvey. Giolito, the consensus #1 prospect in baseball, has spent the season with Double-A Harrisburg. The 21-year-old is 5-3 with a 3.17 ERA and a 72/34 K/BB ratio in 71 innings spanning 14 starts. It’s his fifth season in professional baseball after the Nationals selected him in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2012 draft. What can you expect to see from Giolito? He throws a fastball that sits in the mid- to high-90’s, occasionally touching 100 MPH. He complements that with a 12-to-6 curve and a change-up. The change-up