Washington and Miami meet up in Grapefruit League motion immediately at 1:05 PM ET with Patrick Corbin on the mound for the Nationals within the Marlin’s spring house, Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Corbin, 32, completed the third yr of his 6-year/$140M contract with the Nationals with a 5.82 ERA, a 5.41 FIP, 60 walks (3.15 BB/9), 143 Ks (7.50 Ok/9), and a .286/.345/.510 line in opposition to in 31 begins and 171 2⁄3 innings pitched, over which the veteran lefty gave up a career-high 37 homers, which had been additionally probably the most by any Nationwide League starter, and the second-most within the majors in 2021, behind solely Texas Rangers’ pitcher Jordan Lyles (38).
When Nats’ supervisor Davey Martinez noticed Corbin throw for the primary time this spring, he instructed the southpaw to place the ‘21 season behind him and give attention to the duty at hand, which helps the membership attempt to make progress within the organizational reboot they kicked off on the commerce deadline final July.
“You realize, once I noticed Patrick I instructed him hey, it’s a recent begin for him in 2022,” the fifth-year skipper mentioned. “I don’t even need him to suppose, I don’t need him to return and take a look at what occurred final yr, let’s simply give attention to the right here and now and transfer ahead, and he’s in place.”
“I felt actually good all yr,” Corbin instructed reporters after his ultimate begin of the ‘21 marketing campaign, expressing his frustration with the truth that he obtained the outcomes he did whereas feeling wonderful bodily.
“I believe possibly final yr developed some dangerous habits that presumably got here into this yr and took some time to appropriate,” Corbin defined, “… and [it] was undoubtedly very irritating, so hopefully a few modifications that I did, will simply proceed to attempt to get higher with these issues.”
How will Season 4 for Corbin in D.C. play out? It begins along with his outing immediately in opposition to the Miami Marlins in Grapefruit League motion.
HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR TODAY’S WITH THE MARLINS: