Washington Nationals news & notes: Victor Robles - Good/Bad; Patrick Corbin; Luis Garca and his knee

  • Great Robles vs Bad Robles: Victor Robles made a rather incredible diving play in the outfield in Chicago's Wrigley Field, robbing Cubs' C/1B P.J. Higgins of additional bases with a full-scale, full-extension catch in the fifth inning of the series finale on Wednesday which will wind up on emphasize reels for the Washington Nationals' 2022 project. In the 7th, nonetheless, Robles made a negative choice on a toss in from center field. With Steve Cishek on the mound, and a jogger on, Cishek walked Higgins, prior to quiting an RBI solitary by Nick Madrigal, on which Patrick Wisdom scored, and Robles airmailed a throw home when he had no shot at Wisdom, sending it over home and straight to the backstop, permitting both joggers to advance with one out, in a 2-2 game, and a cavity fly put the Cubs up for good in what wound up a 4-2 win for the home Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports "We reached proceed to remain on him, " Nats' skipper Davey Martinez informed reporters after his club dropped 2 of 3 when traveling in Wrigley. "When he threw it, I viewed his response, he understood that the sphere needs to have been down. You've just got to recognize that portion of the video game, which's something that he needs to start discovering. You can't simply come up there and discharge the sphere and hope that it's mosting likely to go. You've got to have a concept. You have actually reached have a strategy before you obtain-- [before the ball pertains to you. Yet we're going to grill him again concerning it. That, to me, is a big play right there. "We maintain the joggers initially and second, other points could occur. But when you airmail a ball like that, and let the 2 runners breakthrough to the next base. That was challenging." Robles, 25, and in his 6th major league season, is still making errors they have actually been "grilling him around", however he's additionally with the ability of the spectacular plays he made previously in Wednesday's game. "As all of us know, he can be electrical out there, " Martinez claimed. "Once again, it's those little points, right? Comprehending the game, and remaining in a placement where in a situation like that, he recognizes what he requires to do before it takes place. That's the greatest thing: Assume prior to the round's hit to you, and understand what you require to do if the sphere's hit to you." Garca Sits With Knee Discomfort: Luis Garca was initially booked as component of the Nationals' lineup for the series ending in Wrigley Field, yet the 22-year-old infielder was scraped late with a knee concern." He had a little soreness in his appropriate knee, " supervisor Davey Martinez clarified after the game, "so I didn't wish to take any kind of chances. He obtained some therapy, he stated he felt better throughout the video game, so with the time off tomorrow we'll see just how he really feels come Friday." Garcia has gotten on a great perform at home plate, going 16 for 52.308/.315/.500) over the last 14 games, with two increases, a triple, and 2 crowning achievement over that stretch. Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Garca is readied to make a move to second base when/if the Nationals raise C.J. Abrams, the 21-year-old shortstop the club acquired from San Diego's Padres in the Juan Soto/Josh Bell profession, who ended up being the organization's top-ranked player on Baseball America's checklist of the Nats' top potential customers adhering to the said he really did not anticipate the knee problem for Garca bring about an IL job." Right now, no, " Martinez said. "Like I claimed he felt a little much better. I chatted to our medical personnel and they said it was a lot looser than it was before the game." Avoiding Corbin's Turn: With 23 starts, Patrick Corbin is 4-16) with a 7.02 PERIOD, 4.96 FIP, and a. 331/.387/.533 line versus in 11013 IP https://www.nationalsshorts.com, and he has two years left on his 6-year/$ 140M take care of the Nationals, so they're figured out to figure things out, however with the means points are going, and have actually gone in the last three seasons, because he aided the club win the Globe Series in the very first year in D.C. in 2019, something needed to transform." The numbers are up there, " Martinez recognized this week, as quoted by MASN's Mark Zuckerman, when he talked with reporters concerning Corbin's recurring struggles." Yet with that being claimed, we have actually actually reached forget concerning the numbers and start fresh. For me, it has to do with his next start and what he can do in his next begin, and go from there. I do not want him to regress and return the various other way. I desire him to fret concerning going 1-0 in his following begin, and accumulate from there." With that being said, the Nats did determine to avoid what would have been his next start for the club this weekend break." For me, it is a hard decision, because he's really competitive. And he takes the ball every 5 days, " Martinez by Rich Schultz/Getty Images "He's attempting to sort some things out, and some days he looks really, actually great. And the last few getaways, he couldn't get out of the initial inning." Corbin failed to obtain out of the first in two of his last three begins, which is certainly hurting the bullpen also, so the Nationals are figured out to discover a repair, because he's going to belong to points in D.C. moving forward." Despite what any person assumes, " Martinez said, ". he's going to be one of our beginners next year and the year afterwards. We've got to obtain him much better."" I just think that it's so difficult to deal with points throughout the season since you're always in consistent preparation mode for you following beginning, " GM Mike Rizzo informed 106.7 the follower in D.C.'s Sports Junkies in his weekly check out this previous Wednesday. "However I think this will certainly give him a little time to step back, we can actually dive right into the video clip and the film and provide him a chance to do a little tweaking with our pitching people in a less-competitive place where he can lend a hand the bullpen and job on some things and try to fine-tune his delivery a bit and return on track where we need him to be."


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