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Patrick Corbin (COVID-19) has been cleared to return from the COVID-19 injured list, and traveled with the team to Los Angeles. There is a possibility he starts on Saturday.
Corbin has been cleared for game action and will work out in Los Angeles this afternoon. While not confirmed, there seems to be a strong possibility he'll make his season debut Saturday against the Dodgers.
The Nationals opening day roster includes Trea Turner but does not include Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Josh Harrison, Yan Gomes, Alex Avila, Patrick Corbin, Jon Lester, or Brad Hand, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman. The Nationals are currently dealing with a COVID outbreak, and these absences are all likely related to positive tests and close contact tracing.
The Nationals are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that caused them to postpone their first several games and resulted in them placing nine players on the injured list on Tuesday. We don't know who exactly has tested positive and who has merely been identified as a close contact, but the Nationals are expected to shorthanded for at least the next few days and likely longer. With Corbin and Jon Lester expected to miss at least one start, the Nationals are down two members of their starting rotatin.
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.
Corbin started the season 2-0 and then finished the year with seven straight losses. The Nationals lost nine of his 11 starts this season. Not all of those losses have been his fault, of course, but he pitched to a 4.66 ERA and 1.57 WHIP while striking out just 60 batters over 65 2/3 innings after striking out 238 batters over 202 innings with a 3.25 ERA in 2019.
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on 14 hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The loss drops him to 2-6 on the season.
While there have been bright spots, Corbin is having a season to forget for the Nationals due to these occasional performances in which crooked numbers are in the box score when the dust settles. Saturday's 14 hits allowed are certainly eye-popping, and Corbin now has a 1.53 WHIP to go with a 4.76 ERA. He will look to bounce back when he takes on the Mets at home in his next start.
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Corbin pitched well on Saturday but was outdueled by Braves rookie Ian Anderson. Through nine starts this season, Corbin has a 4.10 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 50 strikeouts over 52 2/3 innings. His next start is scheduled to come against the Marlins in Miami.