ATLANTA - Nationals starter Patrick Corbin exited Tuesday’s game against the Braves with an apparent injury after throwing just 12 pitches in the first inning.
Corbin’s final pitch of the evening was a 76-mph slider up-and-away to Braves cleanup hitter Matt Olson. The lefty was slow to return to the rubber before eventually calling for time.
Corbin, who leads the team in innings pitched, has averaged 82 mph on his slider this season, per FanGraphs.
He stretched his back while being attended to by manager Davey Martinez and director of athletic training Paul Lessard, then headed toward the visitors' dugout with Lessard. Erasmo Ramirez warmed quickly and replaced Corbin on the mound, completing a strikeout of Olson.
Corbin retired just two batters and allowed a single to Dansby Swanson.
Martinez mentioned the possibility of going with a bullpen game Wednesday, meaning the Nats could rely heavily on their relievers to cover the final 17 ⅔ innings of the series.
Stay tuned for updates coming after the game.