Reds open 3-game series at home against Nationals
Cincinnati; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati hosts Washington to begin the three game series.
The Reds are 14-13 in home games. The Cincinnati pitching staff averages 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings, Luis Castillo leads them with a mark of 10.6.
The Nationals are 11-17 on the road. Washington has a collective .251 this season, led by Howie Kendrick with an average of .328. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 5-5, .302 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Nationals: 5-5, .286 batting average, 4.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Reds Injuries: Alex Wood: 10-day IL (back), Zach Duke: 10-day IL (calf), Joey Votto: day-to-day (hamstring), Eugenio Suarez: day-to-day (hand), Scooter Gennett: 60-day IL (groin), Alex Blandino: 10-day IL (knee).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot).