July 24, 2021

Nationals’ lefty Patrick Corbin on slider vs Mets; Kevin Pillar on Corbin now + more (Federal Baseball)


Between May 18th and June 9th, Patrick Corbin made five starts, over which the left-hander had a 6.51 ERA, 12 walks, 19 Ks, and a .327/.393/.449 line against in 26 IP, but he followed up on that rough stretch with his best start of the season, an 8 13-inning outing on the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates in which he gave up eight hits, one walk, and one earned run, throwing a season-high 110 pitches in an 8-1 win.

So was it the Pirates? Or did Corbin find something in that outing that could help him start to turn around what’s been a disappointing season so far in the southpaw’s third run in D.C.?

“Sometimes you can make this game more difficult than it already is, and for me I’m not up there fooling guys too much,” Corbin said after seemingly finding his swing and miss slider in the outing vs the Bucs and leaning on it.

“They know I throw my slider and I throw it a lot, and why not just continue to do that.”

“It was awesome,” Yan Gomes said of Corbin’s outing against the Pirates in the nation’s capital.

“It was pretty much trying to be as simple as we could, try to simplify the game plan as much as we could and sticking with.

“He did a…

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