Padres ax pitching coach to ‘change the voice’

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The San Diego Padres, reeling of their quest to succeed in the playoffs this season, fired their embellished pitching coach, Larry Rothschild, on Monday.

Rothschild, 67, was in his second 12 months with the Padres and spent the earlier 18 years as a pitching coach for the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs.

The Padres (68-58), who traded for Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove over the offseason, have misplaced 9 of their final 11 video games and at present sit a recreation again of the Cincinnati Reds for the second wild-card spot within the Nationwide League.

Snell and Chris Paddack, a promising rookie in 2019, have underperformed, whereas first-round choose Ryan Weathers, one in every of three wholesome beginning pitchers, has struggled mightily of late.

In an announcement, Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler mentioned: “Larry has been an incredible asset for our group during the last two seasons, and we respect the expertise, arduous work and dedication that he dropped at the place. We want him nothing however the most effective sooner or later.”

Ben Fritz would be the Padres’ interim pitching coach for the remainder of the season.

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