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Listen, I like Corbin. I picked him up in a few leagues a couple weeks into the season and have been starting him fairly consistently since then. I even moved him up to 43rd in my starting pitcher rankings after his latest masterpiece at Colorado, of all places. And he deserves it. The improvement he's made this season is legitimate. But just because I've enjoyed what he's done for me doesn't mean I've lost all perspective with him.
He's not Clayton Kershaw. He's not even Matt Harvey. He won't be in the Cy Young discussion at season's end. And when his ERA normalizes to something right around 3.00, his limited strikeout potential will make him less than an automatic start.
Check out Wade Miley's numbers on June 24 last year. Much of what people are saying about Corbin now they were saying about Miley then. No, Miley didn't collapse -- and neither will Corbin -- but his numbers did normalize.
Corbin pitched a complete game as he allowed just one run over 97 pitches in the 5-1 victory. He improved to 7-0 in the process with a pristine 1.44 ERA. The only run he allowed came in the eighth inning on Jordan Pacheco's RBI double.
The 23-year-old struck out 10 batters and gave up only three hits and a walk for his first career complete game. With 51 Ks over 62 1/3 innings and a seven-game winning streak, Corbin has been fantastic. His next scheduled start comes Sunday against San Diego.
Corbin threw 58 of his 98 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.52.
"I feel good and I just want to keep it going," Corbin said. "Anytime I can go out there and pitch like this is awesome."
His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Rockies.
"Just maturing and understanding his abilities," Gibson said, per MLB.com. "He has developed his pitches and he's much better at locating them. His velocity has ticked up a bit too because he's growing into his frame. He understands game plans and executes them. He's just good at all facets. He's highly competitive and he's not intimidated by any situation."
Corbin (5-0), who made his seventh start of the season, was charged with a run on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning for his only damage of the night. He allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in a 2-1 victory. He struck out four and walked two on 89 pitches, 54 for strikes.
Corbin became the first pitcher in franchise history to open the season with seven straight starts with six-plus innings and two runs or fewer. He has a 1.75 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over that span. The 23-year-old is scheduled to start Tuesday at home against Atlanta. He has allowed just three runs in 19 innings of work through his first three starts at Chase Field.
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