The Baltimore Orioles are looking to build a late-season run to make a postseason push and have an opportunity on Wednesday to go against MLB’s losses leader Patrick Corbin to pick up a much-needed win on the road Wednesday vs. the Washington Nationals.
Baltimore Orioles (-140, 8.5) vs. Washington Nationals
Corbin has performed better of late, with two runs or fewer allowed in three of his last four starts, but he has a 6.30 ERA this season. Hitters are also batting .322 off him while averaging 1.7 home runs per nine innings.
While Corbin has allowed lots of hits, the Nationals offense has also supplied a lot of production recently, scoring at least five runs in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Orioles give Tyler Wells his second start since going on the injured list at the end of July. He pitched just two innings in his previous start vs. the Toronto Blue Jays as a precaution.
Prior to missing the month of August, Wells had allowed at least three runs in four straight starts. He’s surrendering plenty of balls in play, averaging just 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting just .232 off of him, making Wells a candidate for regression to his current 3.91 ERA.
With the Washington bullpen taxed, having thrown six innings on Tuesday, and the Baltimore bullpen needing to be prepared for a larger than normal workload, Wednesday’s affair should feature lots of offense.
The Play: Orioles vs. Nationals Over 8.5
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