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The Pirates couldn’t have asked for a much better game on Saturday afternoon, as they blew out the Mets behind an offensive explosion and a strong performance from Francisco Liriano.
Liriano is the big story, as the lefty was making his Bucco debut. We didn’t really know what to expect – his rehab numbers were encouraging, but those usually mean very little. He’s got the potential to be awesome and the potential to be disastrous, so everyone was curious to see how he’d look. Liriano’s first impression was fantastic. He threw strikes, threw hard, showed excellent off speed pitches, and got plenty of swings and misses. His strikeout ability was as advertised as he racked up ten of them. More importantly, he walked just two and didn’t really show signs of his famous control issues. The only negative part of Liriano’s outing was the fact that he came out after just 5.1 innings, but with the Bucs up big and it being his first start that wasn’t a big issue. He looked fantastic and Bucco f...
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Francisco Liriano could be a difference maker for the Pirates.
Francisco Liriano will be making his Pittsburgh Pirates debut today, going up against the New York Mets. The Pirates agreed to sign Liriano over the off-season to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. Shortly after the agreement, Liriano broke his right (non-throwing) arm. That delayed the signing, and eventually resulted in a re...
Francisco Liriano retired the first seven Mets hitters en route to a nice debut.
If the Pirates make a run for the playoffs, a real run in which they are keeping pace with the Reds and the Cardinals, look back at this game. Look back at Saturday’s 11-2 win over the New York Mets and see the where it all started to come together. The hitters set season highs in hits and runs, and...
Francisco Liriano is set to come off the disabled list and make his Pittsburgh Pirates debut Saturday against the New York Mets.
The left-hander has been sidelined all season while recovering from a broken right arm. He made five minor league rehab starts - three for Triple-A Indianapolis - and struck out 33 with four walks in 21 2-3 innings. He was 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Brief Review: Francisco Liriano’s First Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Brief Review: Francisco Liriano’s First Start
Talented and also mercurial left-hander Francisco Liriano made his major-league season debut yesterday (Saturday) against...
I am guessing that Major League Baseball players think that going to the minors to rehab can be somewhat of a nuisance. They probably have guys on the minor league team asking for photo opps, autographs, tips…etc. Still players need to get back into the swing of things so they are forced to play a quick stint in the minors.
For Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano he made...
Francisco Liriano has been activated for his start today.
As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-hander Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Duke Welker to Triple-A. Welker was recalled earlier this week to add some bullpen depth after Jeanmar Gomez joined the rotation, but didn’t make an appearance...
The Francisco Liriano Saga has been a long and strange one without Liriano ever even throwing a pitch for the Pirates. Today, he'll finally make his first start for the Bucs. Even if Liriano hadn't missed the season's first six weeks recovering from a broken humerus in his right (non-throwing) arm suffered under weird circumstances over Christmas, I'd tell you that...
Thursday has become podcast day on the site. For the last three weeks I’ve gotten together with Tom Bragg and James Santelli to record the Pirates section of the podcast, and for the last two weeks I’ve also recorded sections of the show with John Eshleman and John Dreker. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun and a nice change of pace from the usual writing articles...
Francisco Liriano made his Pirates debut today and was far better than expected. He pitched 5 and one-third innings, giving up just one run. Jordy Mercer hit 2 homeruns and Jose Tabata was 4-for-5 as the Pirates beat the Mets for the second day in a row, this time by a score of 11 to…
Pirates (19-16) at Mets (14-18)
1:10 PM–Citi Field, New York
The Pirates and Mets meet up in an early afternoon game today, which is good news for folks in Pittsburgh because the Pens play tonight at 7. As a result, ROOT can finally pull off a Bucs and Pucks doubleheader.
If you haven’t heard yet, catcher Tony Sanchez is in New York ...
A slew of roster moves coming? First things first Francisco Liriano is going to make his debut. To clear his spot the Pirates sent Duke Welker back to AAA. Welker didn’t pitch at all for the Pirates. Despite being up by five runs last night the Pirates used three bullpen arms, potentially making one unavailable…
Mets hope Niese can get back on track for Banner Day. First pitch slated for 1:10 PM.
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