Andrew Young delivered a grand slam for his first hit of the season to cap Arizona’s 10-run outburst in just two innings against Washington starter Patrick Corbin. The Diamondbacks beat the11-6 on a windy, chilly Thursday night.
An announced crowd of 6,666 booed as Washington dropped to 3-7. The Nationals, who dealt with aearlier this month, have yet to win consecutive games. Corbin, a left-hander in the third season of a six-year, $140 million contract, was a key cog in Washington‘s run to the 2019 championship, doing double duty in the rotation and relief. But he has struggled since. A two-time All-Star in six seasons with Washington, he went 2-7 last year. He currently owns an 0-2 while getting merely six outs against the Diamondbacks (5-8). This outing included a pair of hit batters, a trio of homers, and a quartet of walks.
Carson Kelly put Corbin’s eighth pitch into the seats in the right-center. The next batter, Eduardo Escobar, sent one over the wall in left-center for his fifth homer. It was 3-0 after the top of the first, and while the Nationals went up 4-3 after the bottom half against Merrill Kelly (1-2), thanks in part to Starlin Castro’s two-run shot, the Diamondbacks piled on in the second. Arizona batted for theand tacked on seven more runs as the temperature dropped into the low 50s. Young’s first career slam was the highlight. Other runs came via a walk, a hit batter, and an error. It was even worse than Corbin’s other start of 2021 when he gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Los last weekend.
Kelly went six-plus innings, allowing six runs and nine hits.
Pavin Smith added a solo shot for Arizona in the eighth off Daniel Hudson.
Arizona 3B Asdrúbal Cabrera went 0 for six against his former club: He played for Washington in 2014, 2019, and 2020, including starting five Worldago. “I’m never going to forget that year,” Cabrera said, noting that he figured his in 2019 after Texas let him go, allowing Washington to sign him. He had hoped the Nationals would re-sign him in 2021, but “they never called me.” The Nationals , but his first name was misspelled – “Asdrébal” – on the scoreboard during his first at-bat.
Diamondbacks: Reliever Joakim Soria (falls more than a month ago at spring training, Lovullo said. “When we see him at the ballpark is still unknown.”calf) is throwing off flat ground, and “if all progresses,” he is expected to throw a bullpen session off a mound Saturday, manager Torey Lovullo said. … 1B coach Dave McKay, 71, still is dealing with a broken rib and an “inability to take deep breaths” after a dugout
Nationals: RHP Will Harris (right-hand inflammation) threw a light throw a simulated game Thursday.Wednesday, manager Dave Martinez said. … LHP Jon Lester was scheduled to
Washington‘s(0-1, 3.75 ERA) faces Arizona’s Taylor Widener (1-0, 2.45). In nine career starts against the Diamondbacks, one of his former clubs, Scherzer, is 7-0 with a 2.85 ERA.
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