There can’t be many pitchers who strike out the side, and then give up a two-run homer in the same inning. But that was the only blemish on Patrick Corbin’s record this afternoon at Chase: in the sixth, Jeff Mathis could not corral Corbin’s 11th K of the game, and the next batter went opposite field. Patrick was otherwise awesome, holding San Diego to two hits and one walk over six innings. It seems somehow unfair those two runs appear to be counted as earned, if the ESPN box-score is to be believed.
Much like Zack Godley last night, Corbin also helped his own cause out at the place, singling in Arizona’s fourth run. They all came in a four-run fourth. A wild pick-off throw with runners on the corner, allowed Paul Goldschmidt to trot home from third, and Nick Ahmed followed up with a two-run shot, his third, before Corbin’s RBI. Goldy reached base all four times he was up, on two hits and two walks. The bullpen was again stellar, with Yoshihisa Hirano, Jorge De La Rosa and Archie Bradley working three scoreless innings, Archie notching the save.
yutzamin will be along with the full recap in a bit.