This is a Free play on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
the season 9-0, Patrick Corbin had a chance to become the Major League's
first 10 game winner, in fact he had a few chances. He's failed to
register a decision in each of his last three starts, but he continue to
pitch very well, especially at home.
Corbin (9-0, 2.28 ERA)
allowed just two runs on two hits while fanning seven over eight innings
in a 3-2 Arizona loss to Miami in his last start. His numbers at home
are very impressive, with a record of 5-0, 1.71 ERA in seven starts at
Chase Field. Those are some pretty good stats in a park that's not known
to be kind to pitchers.
The D'Backs will hope that the bats can
remain hot, after an offensive explosion at home against the Reds in
the series opener last night. Paul Goldschmidt who leads the league in
RBIs (65) was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, and he had some help
from Jason Kubel, who was 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
not good news for Cincinnati's Mike Leake, who will get the start
opposite Corbin tonight. Leake (7-3, 2.64 ERA) has pitched well, winning
consecutive starts and allowing just two runs over 15 innings. He won't
have fond memories of his last visit to Chase Field though, getting
"chased" from the game after just 4 1/3 innings, not before he allowed
six runs on nine hits.
Willie Bloomquist has hit .345 since
being called up on June 1, and he was 2-for-5 last night. The 35 year
old is 4-for-7 with a double in his career versus Leake. He's not the
only one in the lineup who has hit Leake well, as a whole they are
batting .357 against him.
Corbin looks to be in good shape to get his 10th win here tonight.