World Series: Nationals look to bounce back in Game 4 with Patrick Corbin
Patrick Corbin vs. Astros lineup
Patrick Corbin has already pitched in this World Series with a clean inning in Game 1, now he’ll try to make his mark as a starter.
The Washington Nationals went all-in this past offseason when they signed the lefty-handed Corbin to a six-year contract worth $140 million.
That gave the Nationals a rotation that was able to match up with the Dodgers and Astros, which ultimately got them here.
Now he’ll pitch in the biggest game of his career on Saturday in Game 4.
Throughout the regular season he posted a 3.25 ERA in 202 innings with 238 strikeouts.
He’s made 4 appearances as a starter this postseason and just two starts.
Overall the numbers in the postseason don’t look great with a 6.91 ERA in 14.1 innings. A lot of that is due to 10 walks, and one really bad outing in which he gave up 6 earned runs out of the bullpen in 0.2 innings.
He faced the Astros back in 2017 — the year they won the World Series — and dominated them nearly throwing a complete game shutout.
However, Jake Marisnick and George Springer (both right-handed hitters) have owned the lefty as they are a combined 8-for-11 against Corbin with a home run.
Nobody on the Astros roster has more than 10 at-bats against him, though.