When you think of Coors Field, the first thing that come to mind is high-scoring games, and pitchers having an inflated ERA due to the high altitude. Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin just destroyed that notion in his start against the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Corbin has had a very remarkable start to this season, and his legend continues to grow every time he steps on the mound.
The best aspect about his success is that he was not blessed with a great fastball or a knee-buckling curveball. He has worked hard to become the best pitcher that he could possibly be. That hard work is paying huge dividends, and he has become one of the best left-handed pitchers in MLB this season.
Corbin can add another accolade to his already impressive resume, he is only the third visiting pitcher to throw a complete game with 10 or more strikeouts at Coors Field. The only other pitchers that have done this are Kevin Brown and Pedro Martinez, which already puts him in elite status.
Another thing that made this start great was his approach and the way that he attacked the Rockies line up. He also did something that is not easy to do in Colorado, and that is he kept the ball down to hitters. Corbin has pitched tremendously this season and if keeps it up, he could find himself earning some hardware when the season is over. He is also a big reason why Arizona is first in the division.