Nationals take on the Phillies following Corbin’s strong showing
Philadelphia; Friday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Patrick Corbin. Corbin pitched seven innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts against Kansas City.
The Phillies are 24-22 against opponents from the NL East. Philadelphia is slugging .423 as a unit. Ranger Suarez leads the club with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Nationals are 25-17 against the rest of their division. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .325 is fourth in the National League. Juan Soto leads the lineup with an OBP of .403.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 5-5, .269 batting average, 5.51 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Nationals: 8-2, .263 batting average, 2.47 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Juan Nicasio: 10-day IL (groin), Pat Neshek: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jerad Eickhoff: 10-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 10-day IL (elbow), Jake Arrieta: day-to-day (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee).