Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: Grapefruit League GameThread

Patrick Corbin threw 4 scoreless frames, giving up simply three hits, in his 2022 Grapefruit League debut final week, hanging out 4 of 15 Miami Marlins’ hitters he confronted in a 57-pitch effort during which he threw 34 pitches for strikes.

It was a optimistic begin for the Nationals’ 32-year-old left-hander, who’s trying to flip issues round after two tough seasons in a row within the second and third years of his six-year, $140M cope with Washington.

Corbin struggled in 2020’s 60-game COVID marketing campaign, and completed up the 2021 season at (9-16) with a 5.82 ERA, a 5.41 FIP, 60 walks (3.15 BB/9), 143 Ks (7.50 Okay/9), and a .286/.345/.510 line in opposition to in 31 begins and 171 2⁄3 innings pitched.

“I do know the final couple years have been horrible,” he mentioned, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman after his preliminary outing this spring.

In three years with the Nationals, Corbin now has a 4.47 ERA, a 4.34 FIP, 148 walks, and 441 Ks in 75 begins and 439 13 IP, with a 5.50 ERA, 5.06 FIP, and 78 walks vs 203 Ks in 2020-21.

“I’ve moved previous it. I be ok with the place I’m at,” he added of the outcomes since he helped the membership win the World Collection in 2019. “I do know what I’m able to doing on the market, and I’ve actually forgot how these final two seasons went.

“Hopefully, now we are able to get on a standard schedule, get again to regular and go on the market and compete like I used to.”

Corbin’s supervisor, Davey Martinez, reiterated after Corbin’s 2022 spring debut what he’s mentioned he’s informed the southpaw because the finish of final season. He’s totally on board with Corbin placing the reminiscence of his latest struggles behind him.

“I informed him neglect about what occurred final yr,” Martinez mentioned. “It’s a recent begin this yr. Let’s proceed to maneuver ahead.”

Corbin takes the following step this afternoon when he and the Nationals tackle the visiting Miami Marlins in West Palm Seaside, FL at 1:05 PM ET in a recreation that’s obtainable on MASN.



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