Corbin K's 6 as ramp-up stays on track

March 28th, 2022

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Left-hander Patrick Corbin made his second start of the spring, allowing four unearned runs on three hits and two walks over five innings in an 8-1 loss to the Marlins on Monday afternoon at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Corbin’s outing wasn’t bad. During the first three innings, Corbin was solid, holding the Marlins scoreless. The four runs Miami scored came in the fourth, but they weren't Corbin’s fault. Joey Wendle reached base on an error by Josh Bell with one out, then the flood gates opened after that. Jon Berti highlighted the scoring with a three-run homer.

Corbin struck out six and felt satisfied with what he accomplished.

“I felt really good all day,” Corbin said. “Even on some of the pitches -- it was just heaters in -- maybe I was a little off. But I was consistently hitting it. I thought the ball was coming out pretty good. The fourth [inning], it was good to get the pitch count up a little bit, throw an extended inning there and bounce back with a clean fifth inning.”

Worth noting
Reliever Will Harris, who hasn’t pitched in a Major League game since last May because of thoracic outlet syndrome, is toying around some mechanical stuff like his arm angle, according to manager Dave Martinez. Harris threw in an intrasquad game on Sunday, but his mechanics were a little off.

“It’s something we have to keep an eye on, make sure we do what’s right for him,” Martinez said. “But he is adamant about trying to be ready for the season. We’ll see where he is at. He is working hard every day.”