After interviewing a handful of candidates to replace Rick Adair as pitching coach the Orioles have settled on Braves minor-league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace.
Wallace previously was pitching coach for the Dodgers, Mets, Red Sox, and Astros although the 66-year-old hasn’t held that title since 2007.
Other candidates known to have interviewed with the Orioles are former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis, and Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.