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Angels hire Astros’ Doug White to be pitching coach

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Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reports that the Angels have hired Doug White as their new pitching coach.

White was the bullpen coach of the Houston Astros in 2018 and was a minor league instructor in their system for several years before that. He will now join Brad Ausmus’ new staff in Anaheim, replacing Charles Nagy, who was dismissed today.

The Angels pitching staff, overall, was in the middle of the pack in the American League in 2018 which, given the amount of pitching injuries they had was actually a pretty good showing. There will be additional challenges in 2019, of course, as they will be without Shohei Ohtani due to his Tommy John surgery and stand to lose Garret Richards via free agency as well.

Chris Paddack loses no-hit bid in eighth inning vs. Marlins

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Update (9:16 PM ET): Aaaaaand it’s over. Just like that. Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a solo home run to left field. That ends the shutout bid as well, obviously.

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Padres starter Chris Paddack has kept the Marlins hitless through seven innings on Wednesday evening in Miami. The right-hander has allowed two base runners on a throwing error and a walk while striking out seven on 82 pitches.

The Padres’ offense provided Paddack with three runs of support, all coming in the fourth on Greg Garcia‘s RBI single and a two-run home run by Austin Hedges.

Paddack, 23, entered Wednesday’s start carrying a 2.84 ERA with an 87/18 K/BB ratio across 82 1/3 innings in his rookie campaign.

Among all 30 teams, the Padres are the only one without a no-hitter. They came into the league in 1969. The Marlins were last victims of a no-hitter on September 28, 2014 when Jordan Zimmermann — then with the Nationals — accomplished the feat.