Monday, March 18, 2013
Fifth starter race in Arizona
By Doug Mittler
With each ineffective outing, left-hander Tyler Skaggs may be pitching himself out of contention in the race to be the Arizona Diamondbacks' fifth starter, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
In five appearances, Skaggs has allowed 16 runs (11 earned) in 12 innings. He gave up five runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings on Saturday against the San Diego Padres.
Piecoro says southpaw Patrick Corbin has emerged as the “clear front-runner” for the job over Randall Delgado. Corbin gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings on Sunday, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 3.68.