Corbin (6-4) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk across six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Braves. He struck out three. All the major damage to Corbin's ledger came in the third inning, when he allowed four runs on five hits as the home team took control. He pitched well otherwise, inducing 10 groundball outs and recording three 1-2-3 innings, but the one poor frame was enough to sink him to a loss. Nevertheless, Corbin heads into the All-Star break with a shiny 3.24 ERA to go along with a 1.05 WHIP and a stellar 11.0 K/9.
Corbin didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings. Corbin struggled with command in this one, and while it didn't hurt him much on the scoreboard, the lefty couldn't get through the fifth inning after throwing a season-high 108 pitches. It's the first time all season the 28-year-old hasn't worked into the sixth and the four walks matched a season high. Even still, Corbin boasts an elite 11.3 K/9 and an impressive 3.09 ERA, so Tuesday's outing isn't cause for much concern. He lines up for his final start before the All-Star break Sunday against the Braves.
Corbin held the Cardinals to one run on six hits and two walks with six hits through six innings but was left with a no-decision Wednesday. Corbin was on point, as he induced 13 swinging strikes in nine groundball outs in his third straight quality start. In that span, Corbin has thrown 20 innings with 23 strikeouts against just three walks with two runs allowed. His slider was particularly on point Wednesday, as it induced 10 swinging strikes on just 37 offerings. He'll take a 3.05 ERA into his next outing Tuesday against the Rockies.
Corbin didn't factor into the decision against the Giants on Friday, despite a strong outing that saw him yield just one earned run on four hits over six innings while striking out five and walking one in a 2-1 defeat for the Diamondbacks. Corbin certainly pitched well enough in this contest to get his seventh win of the season, but he would have to settle for the no-decision as his teammates couldn't generate much run support for him against Andrew Suarez. Still, it was an encouraging performance for Corbin, who has rebounded over his last two starts coming off a stretch in which he gave up at least five earned runs in three of four outings. He's now given up just one earned run and posted a 17:1 K:BB over his last 13 innings, bringing his ERA down to 3.14 and his WHIP to 0.99 through 106 innings on the season. Both of those would represent career bests by a wide margin for the left-hander if he's able to maintain the pace.
Corbin threw seven scoreless innings Friday, striking out 12 and allowing just three hits, but he wasn't involved in the decision during the Diamondbacks' extra-innings win over the Pirates. This was a much-needed rebound after back-to-back outings of five runs allowed each. Corbin's gem, however, failed to lock him into a win as Ivan Nova matched his scoreless effort through eight innings. There have been concerns about Corbin's velocity of late, and his recent slump might've added more fuel to that issue. Still, on the whole, the left-hander has shined. Friday's outing cleans up his ERA to 3.24, and he's dazzled with a 11.3 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 93 innings. He'll hold similar upside to this affair in his next scheduled start, which'll come Wednesday at the Marlins.