Aug. 9, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws in the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin hampered by long season


After a quick all star worthy start of 12-1, now ace pitcher Patrick Corbin is looking nothing like an ace at all in his last five outings. It seems like the story of two totally different pitchers going on now. The first half Corbin looked unbeatable and it was almost a win every time he took the mound. Recently he has not looked anything like the Corbin that went to his first all-star game this year.

After getting beat down in his last start to the Philadelphia Philies giving up 9 runs on 7 hit in another 5 inning outing.

Corbin was on the mound to face the struggling world champ Giants, and the result was another quick beat down and an early exit,  pitching only five innings and gave up five runs on nine hits and he pitched on an extra two days’ rest.

Corbin has flipped a great start to a current 1-4 in his last five games, what is the problem? after the game on Sunday Corbin said “I felt all right, I just wasn’t really locating anything and left some pitches up” This is starting to resemble the team meltdown going from first to struggling to hang on to a playoff spot. I think that this year’s inconsistent pitching staff is starting to take its toll on even the ones who were doing well.

Much is to be said about the direction this team is going and should there be some hot seats in the Valley starting to heat up.

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