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WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation.Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington Zack Greinke Jersey , and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 Thursday in the deciding matchup of a three-game series.Signed to a six-year contract in December after pitching for six seasons in Arizona, Corbin started three games without a decision with his new team. In this one, the Nationals staked him to an early lead that he easily made stand up.“It feels great to get my first win here as a Nat,” the lefty said. “It seemed like every inning I was able to make pitches and get ahead of guys.”Corbin (1-0) struck out nine, walked one and a hit a batter over 7 2/3 innings against a struggling San Francisco offense that came in with a .208 average. The lone hits against the 29-year-old were a fifth-inning double by Evan Longoria and a two-out RBI double by Erik Kratz in the eighth.After Kratz broke up the shutout, Corbin exited to cheers from most of the 26,085 fans at the weekday afternoon game in the nation’s capital.“I still felt strong at the end,” he said.Kyle Barraclough entered and retired pinch-hitter Buster Posey. Sean Doolittle worked the ninth, giving up three hits and a run while earning his second save.The Giants had problems with Corbin’s fastball and the strike zone of plate umpire Ryan Additon. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was tossed in the fifth inning and left fielder Brandon Belt was ejected in the seventh after he threw down his helmet in disgust over a called third strike.“I probably said something. It wasn’t very nice,” Belt said.For the Giants, it was an unfortunate case of subtraction by Additon.“As big leaguers we make adjustments. He’s got to do the same thing,” Belt said. “We put too much into this game to have at-bats taken away. That’s a tough pill to swallow.”Asked about the third strike that got him ousted, Belt said, “At no point was it a strike. That’s the tough thing.”Bochy, who was ejected after arguing a fifth-inning called strike on Belt, said, “It was frustrating for some of those hitters. That zone was too big. Belt had no chance.”There were a combined 23 strikeouts in the game, 12 of them called.San Francisco starter Drew Pomeranz (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out seven but walked three.After the Giants went down in order to start the game, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half for a 1-0 lead. San Francisco is the only team in the majors that hasn’t scored in the first and is 6 for 63 (.095) in the inning.In the third, Anthony Rendon extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games with a two-out double and scored on a double by Juan Soto.Wilmer Difo hit a solo shot in the fourth, and Pomeranz was lifted after issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: Tyler Austin started at first base after missing six games with inflammation in his right elbow. Asked if he was concerned about the elbow, Bochy replied, “To be honest, yes. That’s why he’s not in left field.”Nationals: Victor Robles showed no ill effects after crashing into the wall Wednesday night chasing a HR by Gerardo Parra. “We checked on him last night. He was jumping around, actually, saying he was fine http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey ,” manager Dave Martinez said. … Martinez is looking for a proper balance for Doolittle, who has pitched in nine of Washington’s first 17 games. “You can’t burn him out right now. We have to make sure we’re careful with him so we have him in August and September.”CAPS FANMartinez showed up to his pregame press conference wearing a hat that read, “ALL CAPS,” a show of support for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.“I think they’re doing well. They’ve got their boxing gloves going right now,” Martinez said, punching the air with both fists. In a Game 3 loss to Carolina, Caps star Alex Overchkin got into a fight with rookie Andrei Svechnikov, who ended up in concussion protocol.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.12 ERA) helps San Francisco opens a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Friday night.Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 4.86) returns to his roots in the opener of a three-game set in Miami on Friday. Sanchez began his career with the Marlins, going 44-45 in 133 games from 2006-11. The Cleveland Indians obtained Detroit Tigers center fielder Leonys Martin on Tuesday.He should form a platoon with Rajai Davis: Martin (.782 OPS vs. right-handers) should start most of the time, while Davis should take the field vs. southpaws.Davis has struggled this year vs. left-handers (.580 OPS), but his .700 OPS against southpaws from 2015 to 2017 is a bit better than what Martin has done in that time span (.654 OPS).But the Indians still could have used an upgrade in right field, and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson would have fit.The 37-year-old has 10 home runs and a .786 OPS against right-handers this year. Combined with Indians right fielder Brandon Guyer (.953 OPS vs. left-handers), the duo could have created an excellent hitting option in right field.Furthermore, it likely would not have cost the Indians much to obtain Granderson, who is on the back end of his career and a free agent after this season. Perhaps Cleveland didn't want to give up anyone for what might be a two- to three-month rental, but he still would have fit well with the club as it gears up for the playoffs.As is, Cleveland will likely have Melky Cabrera in right field in a platoon with Guyer. In his past 84 games dating back to last year, Cabrera has hit just five home runs (only one this year in 26 contests).The 33-year-old Cabrera has shown some pop and hitting prowess in the past (132 lifetime dingers, .286 batting average), but the lack of power is concerning. He also has a negative defensive WAR this year (-0.5).It's conceivable Cleveland could add another outfielder past the non-waiver trade deadline in August, however, so keep an eye out for a potential move.Colorado Rockies: John Axford, Brad Ziegler or Jake Diekman4 of 6Justin Edmonds/Getty ImagesOnly one MLB team has a worse bullpen ERA than the Colorado Rockies, and that's the Kansas City Royals Randy Johnson Jersey , who are 32-73 and have the second-worst record in baseball.Colorado's 5.14 mark is far worse than the National League average of 3.99.The team did make a solid pickup when it acquired Seunghwan Oh from the Toronto Blue Jays (2.55 ERA, 56 strikeouts in 49.1 innings), but Colorado didn't add to the pen after the Oh move, and that could be a big issue down the stretch.Numerous relievers changed teams in the moments leading up to the deadline, including Toronto Blue Jays right-hander John Axford to the Los Angeles Dodgersand Miami Marlins right-hander Brad Ziegler and Texas Rangers left-hander Jake Diekman to the Arizona Diamondbacks.It would have been ideal for Colorado to obtain one of those arms, especially considering that the rich just got richer within their own division now: L.A. and Arizona have the 11th- and second-best reliever ERA in baseball, respectively.Colorado is facing those two teams a combined 17 more times, and if any of those games becomes a battle of the bullpens, then it's advantage L.A. or Arizona.However, the Rockies stood pat, which is a risk as the team shoots for the postseason.Seattle Mariners: Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman5 of 6Lindsey Wasson/Getty ImagesThe Seattle Mariners are chasing the Houston Astros for the American League West crown. Houston has lost five consecutive games, and the time is now for the M's to make a run at it.However, one area of need (the starting rotation) went unaddressed at the deadline. Arguably, it needs more depth outsideMariners aceJames Paxton (2.94 SIERA and 32.3 percent strikeout rate) and Marco Gonzales (3.47 xFIP, 21.9 percent strikeout rate).Felix Hernandez is a six-time All-Star and has enjoyed a fantastic career in Seattle, but he's struggling through the worst season of his career (5.58 ERA). Mike Leake strikes out just 14.3 percent of hitters and allows a37.2 percent hard-hit contact rate. Wade LeBlanc has been decent, but a .264 BABIP suggests that some regression may be on the way.One option could have been Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves. The 27-year-old Gausman was a highly touted prospect in 2012 when he was drafted fourth overall by the Baltimore Orioles. His career has been a bit up and down to this point, but his overall numbers (21.4 percent strikeout rate, 3.93 xFIP) are decent.It didn't help Gausman that he (a) pitched in a hitter's ballpark half the time and (b) had to face the powerful Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees an inordinate number of times due to the league's unbalanced schedule. A change of scenery could boost his career, and Seattle would have been a great location, especially given that Safeco Field is one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the game.In addition, Gausman has been on the wrong side of BABIP luck, as his career mark there is .314 (including a ridiculous .336 in 2017). So he could be the beneficiary of positive regression as well.Ultimately, Gausman could have been a solid third starter for the M's.Philadelphia Phillies or Boston Red Sox: Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ6 of 6Mike Stobe/Getty ImagesThe New York Yankees won the J.A. Happ sweepstakes, and that could be an issue for two other teams.The Philadelphia Phillies' starting rotation is solid (eighth in starter ERA) A. J. Pollock Jersey , but it is also entirely composed of right-handers. It would have been ideal for the Phils to grab a southpaw, especially considering that Happ has been excellent against left-handers this year (.638 OPS).That could have been a boost in the playoffs, as three teams vying for the postseason (the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers) have the 17th-, 19th- and 21st-ranked OPS against left-handers in baseball.However, Happ would have been a boost to the rotation as is. His strikeout rate (26.2 percent),xFIP (3.74) and SIERA (3.59) would allrank third among Phils' starters. Of note, he was just diagnosed with a mild case of hand, foot and mouth disease, asYankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters, although he hasn't been ruled out of making his next start on Saturday against Boston.As for the Boston Red Sox, a Happ trade would have prevented one notable thing, and that's another solid performance against them from the left-hander. Happ is 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA against Boston since 2015.Current Boston hitters have managed just a .214 batting average against and .687 OPS. If not for Steve Pearce's phenomenal numbers versus the lefty (five home runs, 1.405 OPS), those figures would be far lower.The issue is that the Red Sox face the Yankees 10 times in three series down the stretch, so Happ could pitch against Boston three times. Wins there could be the difference for the American League East crown.Happ could have also solidified the back end of the Boston rotation. Southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez, who is on the disabled list, has not thrown off a mound as of Monday, per Peter Abraham of theBoston Globe. Another option (Drew Pomeranz) has a 6.91 ERA in nine starts.As is, a team can't have enough starting pitchers:Red Sox ace Chris Salejust landed on the 10-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation. Thankfully, it's possible he only misses one start (the DL stint is retroactive to July 28), but Happ could have helped fill a void for Sale or any other starter potentially forced to miss time.The Sox did get former Tampa Bay Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi, who started his Boston career with seven shutout innings, but the addition of Happ as well could have given the Red Sox the deepest rotation in the game.

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