Nationals SP Patrick Corbin has had a historically bad season and is in danger of becoming the second starting since 1980 to lose 20 games in a season. He will look to get back on track at home against the Reds on Sunday.
Cincinnati Reds (-125, 8) vs. Washington Nationals
Corbin has allowed at least four runs in seven of his past eight starts with an 8.33 ERA since the beginning of July. For the season, he has an ERA of 6.81.
The Nationals back Corbin with a bullpen that is 22nd in the league in ERA while the Reds are last in this category. They will send Nick Lodolo to the mound to go against Corbin.
Lodolo has allowed at least two walks in seven straight starts and has had his worst starts on the road, posting a 7.94 ERA in four road starts this season while averaging less than 4 1/3 innings per start.
The Reds' offense has been on its best road stretch of the season, scoring at least four runs in seven of their last nine road games. This comes despite all the team’s double-digit home run hitters either being injured or getting traded at the deadline.
With the Reds’ offense peaking along with both starting pitching having summer swoons, a slugfest will break out in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.
The Play: Reds vs. Nationals Over 8
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