Patrick Corbin comes out early with back spasms. Citizens fall before the brave

ATLANTA – After his 12th pitch on Tuesday night, Patrick Corbin kicked rubber on Trust Park Hill for a little longer than usual. Then he got down, stretched his back behind the bump, squatted down and put his head close to his glove.

By then, manager Dave Martinez and athletic coach Paul Lessard had ran to meet him. A few moments later Corbin walked out with Lessard as Martinez kept handing the ball to his next shooter.

The Washington Nationals, 3-2, will lose to the Atlanta Braves, close to the century mark in the loss column at 51-97 with 14 games remaining. The Nationals poked 14 goals and left 11 at base, including three in the ninth after reducing their deficit to one round by Braves closest Kenley Janssen.

But the night began with Corbyn’s exit, later announced as having back spasms. While he agonized afterwards, it is still a significant development for the bowler who, despite the well-documented struggles since playing a key role in the 2019 Nationals’ World Cup, is accustomed to going up every fifth day.

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“If I could make an offer, I would. You never want to put the bulls in a position like this,” Corbin said. “So I tried to wait as long as possible to see if that was possible.” [the pain] It will disappear, but it will not disappear. I don’t think it would be too serious, but it was something [where] I won’t be able to throw.”

Tuesday came with his 30th start to the season – he’s made at least 30 in every season with the national team except for the shortened 2020 for the pandemic. This start hasn’t always been pretty, including the 2022 campaign in which he took the highest MLB 18 losses while also leading the way in kicks allowed (100) and hits (199). But while he was bad at long stretches, his ability to take the hill every fifth day helped stabilize the spin more often.

Corbin said he doesn’t think the injury is too serious, but the left-hander is none other than the latest Nationals bowler to have been bitten by the bug. Steven Strasberg (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) and Joe Ross (Tommy John’s Surgery) got together for just one start. Anibal Sanchez didn’t start until mid-July after spending the first three months of the year in neck impingement rehabilitation.

Cade Cavalli made his league debut on August 26 before ending up on the injured list a few days later with an infection in his right shoulder, the same injury that forced Erick Fedde out for nearly a month.

In the short term, Corbyn’s injury forced the Nationals to cover the seventh and final rounds on Tuesday and complicate plans to pitch Martinez for the rest of the series. Martinez didn’t want to name a key player for Wednesday before Tuesday’s game until he saw the condition of his chair. Martinez said after the loss that Paolo Espino would start the final series.

The Patriots ended up using four attenuators to cover the rest of the game. Erasmo Ramirez came in first and went down three games. In the fourth inning, Ramirez allowed a single for Matt Olson, which resulted in a hill visit from his coach Jim Hickey before a game against Travis Darno. Musk then hit the first pitch he saw off the field to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead.

Washington couldn’t solve Braves writer Charlie Morton. The Nationals repeatedly chased the curve ball, even when not threatening the strike zone, hitting nine times against the right hand, and seven times on his curve alone.

But on the sixth, the Nationals put the runners in the corners to end Morton’s night. Joey Meneses came in to score when Braves second-team captain von Grissom fouled a custom-designed double play ball to cut Braves’ lead to 2-1.

Jordan Weems, Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan covered the rest of the match. Dansby Swanson hit Finnegan’s single shot to give Braves (93-55) a much-needed insurance for eighth.

The Nationals scored in the ninth inning with an RBI double by Luis Garcia, then carried the bases to Luke Voight, who traveled to midfield to finish the match.

“We ended up being fine,” Martinez said of bowling. “The guys came out and threw the ball well. It’s beautiful for us [were] In the game until the end.”

How did Nelson Cruz feel after batting practice on Monday? Martinez said Cruz had trouble concentrating out of his left eye during the beating. He has been sidelined due to an eye infection since September 13th and is taking medication to treat his vision. Martinez said the team will reassess Cruz’s situation within a day or two.

A former citizen announces his retirement. Catcher Kurt Suzuki, who spent stints in Washington from 2012 to 2013 and 2019 to 2020, when he was part of the 2019 World Championship roster, said he plans to retire at the end of the season. He has once appeared as an All-Star with the Minnesota Twins and has played for five teams; He currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels.

In four seasons with Washington, Suzuki hit 0.252 with 27 home runs and 130 RBI.