Lucas Giolito is enjoying Major League catering, wanted to 'mix in a knock' off Matt Harvey
The guys behind Cespedes Family BBQ have embarked on a cross-country road trip to see as many Top-100 MLB prospects as possible. You can find an introduction to the trip and the full schedule by clicking here, and a recap of their travels to date right here.
Unless you've been hiding in a nuclear bunker for the last 48 hours, you've probably heard a little bit about MLB Pipeline's No. 1 overall prospect Lucas Giolito. After a stellar first half with Double-A Harrisburg, Giolito was called up to start in place of the injured Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday against the Mets. While his Major League debut was shortened by a rain delay, Giolito still managed to impress, allowing only one hit over four scoreless innings. For a guy whose last start was in Portland, Maine, in front of 3,000 people, Giolito seemed awfully comfortable pitching in the nation's capital in front of 30,000.
One can only imagine what goes through any player's mind heading into his big league debut. For the 21-year-old right-hander, this introduction to the national audience has been eagerly anticipated since he was taken 16th overall in the 2012 Draft and started skyrocketing up prospect lists. And less than 24 hours after Giolito toed a big league mound for the first time, he sat down with us to talk about it -- click on the video above to hear his thoughts on his adjustment to life in The Show so far, how he dealt with the rain and facing Matt Harvey in his very first Major League at-bat.