Thursday: Braves' Max Fried vs. Nationals' Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg leads the NL in wins with 16. Fried has the next most with 15. … Strasburg is second in the league in strikeouts with 215 (behind the Mets' Jacob deGrom's 220). Fried struck out a career-high-matching 11 in his last start. … Strasburg (16-5) has a 3.47 ERA and has held opponents to a .216 batting average. Fried (15-4) has a 4.05 ERA, and opponents are hitting .275 against him. … Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park, striking out 49 and walking seven in those games. … Strasburg is a 31-year-old right-hander, Fried a 25-year-old left-hander.
Friday: Braves' Dallas Keuchel vs. Nationals' Patrick Corbin. Both are left-handers. Both were free agents after last season. Corbin signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Nationals in early December. Keuchel was unsigned until agreeing to a $13 million deal with the Braves for the remainder of this season in early June. … Corbin, 30, is 11-6 with a 3.19 ERA and has allowed 142 hits and struck out 201 in 174-2/3 innings. Keuchel, 31, is 6-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 14 starts, but has allowed only three runs in 25 innings over his past four starts. … Corbin and Keuchel were the starting pitchers in a July 29 game at Nationals Park, won by the Nats 6-3. Corbin allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings; Keuchel, four earned runs on six hits in 5-1/3 innings.