Patrick Corbin has been a revelation for the Diamondbacks, but they're not surprised.
The left-hander looks to continue his spectacular start to the season Tuesday night when he faces Justin Upton and the NL East-leading Braves.
Corbin (5-0, 1.75 ERA) has been one of the best pitchers in baseball, an unexpected status after he went 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA and a save in 22 games -- 17 starts -- last year.
His inclusion in Arizona's rotation wasn't guaranteed, either. Corbin won a spot coming out of spring training, and has since become the first pitcher to throw at least six innings and allow two or fewer runs in his first seven starts of the season since Ubaldo Jimenez had 12 straight such outings for Colorado in 2010.
The Diamondbacks (21-18) are also unbeaten with Corbin on the mound.
"We're not surprised. That's why he's on the team," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We've got complete confidence in him. He's thrown the ball this way all ...