Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/6/14
PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson insists he hasn't been surprised -- even pleasantly -- by young left-hander Patrick Corbin's historic start. We won't call Gibson dishonest, but it's hard to imagine that anyone saw this coming. Heck, even Corbin didn't expect to be this good through seven starts. "I didnt know my start would be like this," Corbin said after beating the Phillies in a 2-1 game Thursday. "I just want to continue it. There's a lot of starts left." With a one-run gem in which he outdueled three-time All-Star Cole Hamels, Corbin became the first D-backs pitcher ever to open the season with seven starts of at least six innings and two or fewer runs allowed. He's the only player in the majors right now with such a start intact and the first since Ubaldo Jimenez had 12 such starts in 2010. He's also the first D-backs pitcher to start 5-0 since Cy Young winner Brandon Webb went 9-0 to start the 2008 season. It would have taken a crystal ball to anticipate all t...
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