Cleveland Indians vs Washington Nationals: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch Cleveland Indians vs Washington Nationals

Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

When: Saturday, September 28th at 4:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Indians TV/Radio: SportsNet Ohio, WTAM 1100 AM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.

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Team Notes

Cleveland Indians

The Indians continue to tussle with Oakland and Tampa Bay for the two AL Wild Card spots.

Cleveland has seen their playoff odds lower to 43.6% probability and stand with a 3.0% to win the World Series.

The Indians have 25-1 odds to claim the AL crown and 50-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals have secured a spot in the NL Wild Card game and await their opponent as Milwaukee and St. Louis battle for the NL Central title.

Washington has clinched a berth in the NL Wild Card game and stand with a 9.2% chance to win the World Series title according to Baseball Reference.

The Nationals have 10-1 odds to win the NL and are 25-1 to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Indians: Adam Plutko (7-4, 4.25 ERA)

Plutko has been very solid for Indians, allowing no more than two earned runs in his last four starts for the club.

  • In his last start, Plutko struck out three Phillies in 4.1 innings in a 10-1 win over Philadelphia.
  • The Indians’ starter has allowed only three homers over his last five starts.
  • The 27-year old pitcher has gone six innings just five times in his last ten starts.

Nationals: Patrick Corbin (10-7, 2.81 ERA)

Patrick Corbin has been terrific in September, posting a 2.48 ERA while striking out 37 hitters over his last 29 innings.

  • In Corbin’s last start, he went six innings, allowing one run, while striking out six Phillies in a 7-2 win to Philadelphia.
  • The Nats’ lefty has allowed just three homers over his last seven outings.
  • The Nationals have won six of Corbin’s last eight starts, beginning on August 16th.

Hitter Notes

Cleveland Indians

The Indians are on the outside looking in as they stand a 1.5 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A’s after losing on Wednesday night.

  • OF Yasiel Puig is 9 for 29 against Corbin in his career with one homer and six RBI.
  • SS Francisco Lindor is 1 for 3 versus the Nationals’ left-hander with one strikeout.
  • 1B Carlos Santana is 1 for 6 versus Corbin with one single in his career.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals have made the playoffs after starting the season 19-31 as the team posted two months with 18 or more wins on the way to resurrecting their season.

  • 3B Asdrubal Cabrera is 1 for 2 against Plutko with one homer and two RBI.
  • Cabrera is the only Nationals player that has faced Plutko in a game.
  • Against righties, the Nats have hit .256 this season with 172 homers.

Roster Notes

Cleveland Indians

  • 2B Jason Kipnis has a fractured hamate bone in his hand and will miss the remainder of the season.
  • SP Corey Kluber won’t return to the team due to an oblique strain, leaving him out of the playoffs for the team.
  • OF Tyler Naquin will not be back this year as he suffered a knee injury that needed surgery.

Washington Nationals

  • C Kurt Suzuki has returned to the lineup and will play this weekend against the Indians.
  • SP Joe Ross’ forearm injury has subsided and he returned to the rotation this week.
  • SP Max Scherzer appears slotted for the NL Wild Card despite struggling as he returned from injury.

Game Odds

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