REDS PROBABLE: NATIONALS PROBABLE:
Brandon Claussen (2-3, 5.63) Tony Armas Jr. (2-2, 3.98)
Since we last saw the Nationals they've gone 4-7 with series losses to the Cardinals and Marlins, a split against the Mets, and a series win against the Pirates. This really isn't a good team, and its a team the Reds really need to take two out of three from, at a minimum. The rest of the Central seems to be slumping, so now would be a great time to put some distance between the Reds and everybody else.