Patrick Corbin was a late addition to the Diamondbacks' rotation, but so far this season, he's been their best starter. Phil Hughes, meanwhile, has been the polar opposite for the Yankees.
Corbin looks to win his third straight start to begin the season Thursday night as he tries to help the visiting D-backs salvage the finale of their three-game set with the surging Yankees.
Corbin (2-0, 1.50 ERA) was named to the rotation just two days before the season began after he went 3-0 with a 2.81 in seven spring training games. The left-hander's spring performance has carried over into April, as he owns the lowest ERA of any D-backs starter. He outpitched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in his latest outing, allowing three hits and three walks over six innings Friday in a 3-0 victory.
"I think Patrick is a very competitive person; it's one of the reasons we liked him," manager Kirk Gibson told the team's official website. "We just thought he had the makeup to excel in these situations. I s...