Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin will be looking to prove the Major League Baseball All-Star voters right when he takes the mound Sunday afternoon in the series finale against the Colorado Rockies. The left-hander was voted to his first All-Star game, rightfully so, after performing at a very high level in only his second year in the big leagues.
“I never thought in a million years that I would be an All-Star or even play professional baseball,” Corbin told Diamondbacks.com, “so just hearing about it is neat.”
The 23-year-old has absolutely dominated on the mound during the 2013 season. His numbers rank among the best in the National League, which is certainly something the Diamondbacks are thrilled about.
Corbin is 9-1 with a 2.49 earned run average and 89 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings. His first loss of the season occurred in his last outing when he gave up five earned runs on six hits in six innings against the New York Mets in what is considered his worst start of the season.
He has been searching for his 10th win for quite some time as he has yet to be victorious in a decision since June 2. However, to blame Corbin for the winless streak would be a huge mistake. He has done nothing but been outstanding on the mound over the five starts prior to his loss on Tuesday. In fact, he posted a 2.55 ERA over that span.
If Corbin can put forth the same effort against the Rockies as he did last time when he pitched a complete game on May 20 then the Diamondbacks should be in good hands.