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Padres fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Padres fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

The downcast San Diego Padres fired pitching coach Larry Rothschild as the team desperately tries to hold on to the fight for postseason spots in the National League.

Rothschild, 67, had worked with the Padres the past two seasons. San Diego has lost nine of its last 11 games and is third in the NL West, 13 games behind the leaders, the San Francisco Giants.

The Padres are one game behind the Cincinnati Reds in their fight for the second and final wild card on the circuit following Sunday’s loss.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that for weeks he had begun to raise the poor performance of pitchers – especially in the starting rotation – with general manager AJ Preller and other executives.

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But Tingler was emphatic in saying that the decision to fire Rothschild was “one hundred percent” his.

“Rather than wait and see what would happen and keep doing nothing, I believed that the best thing I could do to move the team forward is to bring someone different, a different message,” Tingler said.

Relief coach Ben Fritz will be in temporary charge of pitchers for the remainder of the season.

“He’s done a great job with the bullpen,” Tingler said. “‘He’s one of the reasons the bullpen has done so well.”

After a good start to the season, San Diego pitchers have been out of tune, especially in recent weeks. The group has a 4.82 ERA in August. Ap (HN)

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