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Nationals vs. Reds: Take Patrick Corbin and Washington

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The Washington Nationals finally have their key position players healthy which makes their one big woe a bullpen that is dead last in the MLB in ERA. The best way to mitigate that is by not going to it and with Patrick Corbin on the mound, it is always a possibility.

Corbin is coming off a complete game shutout in his last outing and has gone at least six innings in nine of his 11 starts this season. The team is 7-4 in his starts and he has a 2.85 ERA with 10 strikeouts per nine innings.

For the Reds, Tyler Mahle has been a career tough-luck loser. He has a respectable 4.15 ERA and just 1.9 walks per nine innings, yet his record is 1-5 this season and the Reds are 2-14 in his last 16 starts dating back to the 2018 season.

The Nationals have scored at least four runs in 12 of their past 15 games while the Reds, who have played the second-most totals under this year in baseball, have allowed five or more runs in six out of their past eight contests.

With the recent form of the Nationals and being able to avoid that dreaded bullpen, it makes Washington a side that can be trusted.

The play: Nationals, -125

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