So far, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has only named one starting pitcher to his five-man rotation – Zack Greinke. Everybody with a clue, though, has a pretty good idea who the other four will be behind Arizona’s ace.
Go ahead and carve Patrick Corbin’s name into stone. Using a pencil would just be a waste of time.
If his past two starts are any indication, the left-hander is ready for the regular season to begin. Even Corbin himself said he probably doesn’t need any more Cactus League tuning up, other than to get his pitch count up to 90.
Including Sunday’s strong performance at Goodyear Ballpark against the Indians, Corbin has pitched through a string that has seen him, during one stretch, retire 23 of 24 batters faced. He retired the past 15 hitters he saw a week ago during a rout of the Rangers and this time out, pitched three, 1-2-3 innings against Cleveland.