PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin (@PatrickCorbin11) has been named NL Pitcher of the Month for May, the first D-backs pitcher to win the monthly honor since Dan Haren in June 2008.
Corbin, 22, went 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA (6 ER in 35.1 IP) in 5 May starts, including his first-ever complete game with 10 strikeouts on May 20 @ Rockies. He led all NL pitchers in May with a 1.53 ERA and 5 wins, while his .180 opponents average ranked second only to the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija (.177).
The 6-foot-2 southpaw leads the Major Leagues with 9 victories and his 9-0 record is tied for the best start in club history with Brandon Webb (2008). Corbin, who has won 7 straight decisions, opened the season with a franchise-record 9 straight starts of at least 6.0 innings pitched and 2 runs allowed or less, becoming the second pitcher since 1916 to accomplish the feat (Ubaldo Jimenez, 12 in 2010).
Corbin was acquired by the D-backs from the Angels on July 25, 2010 with left-handed pitchers Joe Saunders and Tyler Skaggs and right-hander Rafael Rodriguez for right-handed pitcher Haren.