Corbin expected to start for the Nationals against Reds

September 23, 2021 GMT

Washington Nationals (63-89, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-74, third in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (8-15, 6.11 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 127 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (8-15, 4.03 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 181 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -208, Nationals +173; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Washington will face off on Thursday.

The Reds are 40-36 on their home turf. Cincinnati has a team on-base percentage of .324, led by Jesse Winker with a mark of .393.

The Nationals have gone 28-46 away from home. The Washington offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, Juan Soto leads the team with a mark of .321.

The Reds won the last meeting 3-0. Sonny Gray recorded his first victory and Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Cincinnati. Stephen Strasburg registered his second loss for Washington.


TOP PERFORMERS: Joey Votto leads the Reds with 92 RBIs and is batting .270.

Soto leads the Nationals with 27 home runs and has 90 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 3-7, .223 batting average, 4.47 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Nationals: 5-5, .293 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

INJURIES: Reds: Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Tejay Antone: (elbow), Jesse Winker: (ribs), Tyler Naquin: (ribs), Shogo Akiyama: (hamstring), Mike Moustakas: (foot).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Joe Ross: (forearm), Kyle McGowin: (elbow), Will Harris: (hand), Luis Avilan: (elbow), Gerardo Parra: (knee), Carter Kieboom: (thumb).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.