Diamondbacks at Reds: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
3 of 6

Aug 15, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves batter in the seventh inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

2-Patrick Corbin

The left-hander has to go seven innings in tonight’s opening contest. Over the last three games, the longest a starting pitcher went was six innings which came last night courtesy of Robbie Ray. Corbin has made a very nice return from Tommy John surgery going 3-3 with a 3.43 ERA in eight starts. He was the winning pitcher in the only game the D-backs took in Atlanta, tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings of three hit ball in the 8-4 victory. Corbin has gone seven innings only once back on July 24th, which also happened to be his best outing. He allowed only one run on four hits and struck out ten only to be on the short end of a 3-1 defeat by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Next: Todd Frazier