Corbin gets hit hard again:
After allowing 10 hits, one walk and six earned runs over five innings in his start in Toronto last week, Patrick Corbin told reporters, “Some of the pitches were well placed and kind of found a hole. was,” he said.
“They fell there, just out of reach for a few ground balls.” [CJ] Abrams is there, but I think it was just one day when they seemed to find a spot when they put it in play.
“They hit some balls hard.”
Manager Davey Martinez told reporters, “I thought he pitched a decent pitch, but he just hit. I tried to stay and hit a few bases and a big base hit.”
The loss to the Jays ended the 34-year-old lefty’s five-game unbeaten streak. He had a 3.41 ERA, 6.78 FIP, and a .208/.288/.491 batting average in 29 games. stretch.
Corbin tried to get back on his feet, but was hit hard again by a few pitches. New York Mets Knott’s left-handed pitcher had seven hits, one walk, and eight runs scored. Last night’s trip in the capital ended with a total of 83 pitches and 53 strikes over four innings.
Brandon Nimo and Francisco Lindor hit back-to-back singles to start the game with sinkers in the zone, after a sack bunt, Pete Alonso hit a sack fly to make it 1-0, then after being hit by a pitch, Pete Alonso hit a sack fly. Marc Vientos and Francisco Alvarez hit a 3-run homer on a 1-0 inside fastball 419 feet left to give the visitors a 4-0 lead, 4-0 with four hitters.
Lindor homered a sinker in the middle of the plate from a full count to take a 5-1 lead in the third.
Brett Batty hit a 2-run triple to make it 7-1, and in the fourth inning, Nemo hit a low 0-1 slider with a home run over the middle of the plate to give Corbin his third of the game to make it 8-1. Ta.
Corbyn finished the fourth inning but didn’t return to the mound in the fifth, giving the Mets an 11-5 victory and the Nationals’ sixth straight loss.
Southpaws took 10 swing strikes that night, 8 of which were sliders and 6 of 13 were cold strikes, but overall it was another tough match.
Martinez briefly summed up Corbin’s struggle against the Mets. “The ball was up. Every ball they hit was up. He’s got to get the ball down. He’s gotta get the pitch down. The ball he hit was up at 12:00, so he has to come back and try to win the ball in the next game.”
“There are some hitters who want to get up. They have to throw,” Martinez explained. “…but not everyone. And if he can keep the sinker down and away—he didn’t throw a changeup much today—if he does that combination of the two, there’s going to be a problem. Just tonight, everything worked out.”
Corbin compounded his starting frustration by failing to go deep at the start.
“He was frustrated,” Martinez said.
“But when I talked to him in the bottom of the third, he was very adamant about playing the game, because at that time I thought maybe I should just put him out and save an inning. But he wanted to come back, but it’s Patrick, so you expect him to take the ball every five days, and he’ll give you what he can. I would, but I thought  Four innings was enough. ”
Neither leadoff man CJ Abrams nor regular Nationals second-hitter Lane Thomas were in the lineup for game one of last night’s two games against the Mets in DC for different reasons. Ta.
“I’m off today,” manager Davey Martinez said of Abrams’ absence. there are 3 days [with Thursday’s off day]. “Looking at how he feels, I want him to take a good rest, and if he can hit as a pinch hitter later, I’ll use him as a pinch hitter.”
As the Nationals noted in their pregame notes for last night’s game, Thomas “…hit a home run in three straight games for the first time in his career” while dealing with back pain, but Martinez gave Thomas a rest on his back. I decided to let it go and have it looked into to make sure it wasn’t a bigger problem than I originally thought.
“Hopefully this doesn’t drag on for him all year, because he’s had a great year for us and for him,” Martinez said. “I want him to finish strong, but I also don’t want him to finish at IL. I want him to finish, so let’s see how this goes.”
The manager confirmed that he had an MRI on Thomas’ back.
“We’re waiting for the MRI results. He went for an MRI today, so we’ll see how it goes back.”
The fact that he was able to strike like he had in previous games while dealing with problems has not been forgotten by the sixth-year captain. Thomas said he thought it could actually lock him in at bat.
“Yeah, that’s good,” Martinez said. “I talked to him a lot today. He said, It really helped me get my swing back.” ’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s a good concept. Yeah. So I said to him, “When you feel better, remember, keep it short.” ”
Martínez said Abrams was uninjured, just in pain, and at the age of 22, he entered the end of the season without much of a grueling 162-game season.
He appeared in 129 of 138 games before taking the day off last night.
“The way CJ plays, he’s always using his feet,” Martinez explained.
“He’s got a premium position. He’s always running on his feet and stealing a lot. Seeing the fact that it was going to be very hot, I felt that today, yesterday and today, I might be able to reset him a bit, and he will play tomorrow and have another day off. [on Thursday]That’s great and wish him well for the rest of the season. ”
Martinez reiterated that Abrams wasn’t just young, he was in the early stages of his professional career, having been drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2019 draft before the Nationals acquired him. San Diego Padres By the 2022 deadline.
“Like I said before, he hasn’t played much. And I definitely have to keep him in this condition for the next few weeks to keep him healthy. But–but he’s very–he said, ‘Well, maybe you could use another day, but if you need me, I’m ready.’
“I mean, he’s a very good kid and he wants to help us win games, but I had to be smart too.”