Corbin was placed on the paternity list Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Corbin will be with his wife and newborn child for up to three days. He's not scheduled to take the mound again until Tuesday, so his brief absence won't wind up costing him a start.
Corbin (2-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out nine across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Phillies. Corbin delivered his most effective start of the season, racking up 18 swinging strikes on 102 total pitches. He also kept the ball in the yard, allowing no home runs in an outing for only the second time on the campaign. Despite a disastrous nine earned run outing on April 15, Corbin has now allowed only 10 earned runs across his last 30 innings of work -- spanning five starts. Despite the strong run, Corbin maintains an ugly 6.19 ERA with a 29:14 K:BB across 36.1 frames for the season. His next outing is currently projected to come Tuesday at the Cubs.
Corbin allowed three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out two over six innings in Friday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision. Corbin picked up his first win of the year in his last outing, and while he gave up three solo home runs Friday he still delivered his third quality start of the season. The Nationals' offense combined for eight runs in the final two innings of the game, but Corbin was forced to settle for a no-decision. The southpaw has posted a 7.36 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 29.1 innings across his first six starts of 2021. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Phillies on Thursday.
Corbin (1-3) recorded the win Saturday against the Marlins after allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks across seven innings. It was only the second time through five starts this season the left-hander has completed five innings, and he generated only seven swinging strikes on 93 pitches. Corbin has an 8.10 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 18:14 K:BB across 23.1 innings. and he'll attempt to build on this performance during next week's start.
Corbin will start Saturday's game against Miami, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. The left-hander has struggled mightily in 2021, posting an 0-3 record and a 10.47 ERA in four starts. Corbin will look to get his season pointed in the right direction against Miami.
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