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Friday, May 03, 2019

Washington Nationals: Pitching Coach Derek Lilliquist Fired

Just a few moments ago Mike Rizzo met with the media and announced the Washington Nationals have parted ways with pitching coach Derek Lilliquist. Paul Menhart, who currently is the Nationals minor league pitching coach, will replace Lilliquist.

In his press conference, Rizzo stated that there were “preparation issues” that could have led to this decision to let go of Lilliquist.

Lilliquist took over as the Nationals pitching coach in 2018 after Mike Maddux was let go when Washington parted ways with Dusty Baker. In 2016 and 2017 under Maddux Washington was top three in the National League in team E.R.A. In 2018, Lilliquist’s first year, Washington finished ninth in the National League with a 4.04 team E.R.A.

The producers of Broadway musicals in trouble demonstrate panic by firing their choreographers, and the general managers of baseball teams in trouble demonstrate the same by firing their pitching coaches.

 

QLE Posted: May 03, 2019 at 03:32 AM | 22 comment(s)
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