Patrick Corbin throws two innings, allows one run in spring training debut


For the first time since he threw three scoreless innings in relief in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin took the mound for live action on Saturday.

The lefty threw two innings in his spring training debut against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing just one hit. The hit, however, was a wind-aided home run by Cardinals second baseman Paul DeJong.

Corbin struggled with his command -- walking two batters and throwing just 11 strikes in 24 pitches. However, he battled back enough to retire six Cardinal hitters while allowing just one run before Austin Voth came on in relief.

One of the most important aspects of spring training for pitchers is experimenting with pitches, and Corbin seemed to be doing just that.

No. 46 threw two slow curveballs 66 miles-per-hour or less, a pitched he toyed with towards the end of the 2019 season. Corbin only throws his curveball 3.5% of the time, according to

The Nationals are back in Grapefruit League action Sunday against the Mets.

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