Corbin allowed two earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings Saturday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.
Corbin only allowed runs both of which came on a two-run home run by Michael Conforto in the second inning. However, he struggled to find the strike zone -- only 58 of his 98 pitches went for strikes -- and generated only 10 swinging strikes. To make matters worse, his velocity remained down for the third consecutive start. He has pitched 16.1 innings in that span and has walked nine batters while surrendered seven earned runs. Something is clearly off for Corbin, but it remains to be seen whether it is a correctable mechanical issue or a lingering injury.
Corbin (4-1) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk despite eight strikeouts Monday night in a loss to the Brewers.
Corbin was sharp through six innings, but he allowed a pair of singles to open the seventh and the typically solid Arizona bullpen couldn't clean up his mess, ruining an otherwise quality start. Though he couldn't finish strong through the seventh, it was encouraging to see Corbin's velocity stay high throughout the game. After seeing his velocity drop into the high 80s his last time out, Corbin was able to sustain his typical low-90s velocity into the later innings of this start and break the 92 mph barrier he had been struggling to reach of late. Corbin will look to get back to his winning ways Sunday against the Mets.
Corbin's average fastball velocity has sat between 89-to-90 miles per hour over his last two outings and dropped to 87-to-88 mph range during the final inning of his start Wednesday against the Dodgers, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
With a 1.64 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 11 frames over the past two starts, Corbin's results haven't indicated any obvious decline, but Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo admitted that the lefty's command hasn't been as sharp of late. That's been especially apparent when Corbin throws his best pitch (the slider), as he's generated swing and misses on the offering 16 percent of the time in May after drawing whiffs at a nearly 33 percent clip over his first six starts. in addition to his slider finding the dirt more than usual, Corbin's fastball velocity readings bring additional cause for concern. Though Corbin has never thrown major heat, the fact that he hasn't thrown a pitch over 92 mph his past two times out after averaging nearly 93 mph prior to that has given him less margin for error when he works in the zone. While the 28-year-old insists he's healthy and expects his velocity and command to rebound, fantasy owners may nonetheless want to consider shopping him to guard against the bottom falling out completely.
Corbin allowed one run on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts through five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Corbin held opponents under two runs scored for the fourth time in eight starts, and he still hasn't allowed more than three runs all season long. That said, Corbin was wild Wednesday, as he needed 96 pitches to get through five innings, and just 50 of those were strikes. He threw just eight of his 27 sliders for strikes, five of which were swinging -- only three were actually in the strike zone, per Brooks Baseball. Wednesday's start from Corbin was essentially the definition of effectively wild. Still, it was effective, and Corbin will carry a 2.12 ERA into Monday's start against the Brewers.
Corbin allowed one earned run on three hits while walking two and striking out five across six innings Thursday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.
Corbin left the game in line for the win after another solid six-inning outing, but the Diamondbacks' bullpen failed to maintain the lead. He didn't have his strikeout pitch working as has been the case in his previous starts, recording a season-low 10 swinging strikes. However, through seven starts has has posted 11.74 K/9 and a 50 percent groundball rate to back up his 2.15 ERA. He has been a breakout performer at the position in the early going and his strong peripheral stats indicate his results have been earned.
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