Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/18/14
PHOENIX -- Patrick Corbin's shortest start of the season Tuesday begs the question.Is it time to shut him down?Do not ask Corbin, who gave up seven hits and six runs to the 14 batters he faced in a 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that brought the Dodger to the brink of the NL West title."I'm going to just say I'm fine and ready to go, and it's up to them whatever they say. I feel fine. I want to finish my season on a good note in my last two starts," Corbin said.There is no simple answer, even if the 199 innings are the most Corbin has thrown in any of his four full professional seasons. He has scuffled in his last five starts, giving up 23 earned runs in his last 26 2-3 innings, and his ERA is at a season-high 3.17. Health is a factor. So is fatigue. But the D-backs say they have noticed neither. If Corbin's arm is OK and his delivery is sound, another seven innings should not hurt.First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who had one of the Dodgers' two two-run home runs, had an opponent...
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