Game 1: Patrick Corbin (14-12, 4.06 ERA) vs. Luis Perdomo (7-10, 4.61 ERA)
Here is the good news. Corbin is 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA (11 ER in 46.2 IP) over his last seven starts dating back to Aug. 12, and six of those have been quality starts.
Now for the bad news. Corbin’s only clunker during this stretch came against the Padres at Chase Field. The left hander gave up eight earned runs and 11 hits in 4.1 innings.
This season, Corbin is 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA (15 ER/23.0 IP) in four starts against San Diego and has not won at Petco Park since April 17, 2016. Corbin is 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA in seven second-half road outings. He ranks fifth among NL pitchers with a 51.7 ground ball percentage and is ninth with a 25.7 swing-and-miss percentage.
Many Padres hitters hit Corbin well. In 11 career at-bats, Erick Aybar is batting .455, Jabari Blash is a career .429 hitter in seven at-bats, Will Myers is hitting .471 in 17 at-bats, Jose Pirela is hitting .800 in five at-bats, Hector Sanchez is hitting .538 in 13 at-bats and Yangervis Solarte is hitting .429 in 14 at-bats.
With a win tonight, Corbin can record a career high 15 wins in a single season.
Luis Perdomo went six innings against the D-backs at Chase Field last Sunday. The right hander gave up three runs and five hits. All three runs came via the long ball. Perdomo will generate a lot of ground balls when he is pitching well.
Watch out for Paul Goldschmidt. He owns a .471 (8-for-17) average against Perdomo with three home runs and seven RBI.