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Daily Pitcher Duels: May 29

All 30 teams are back in action on this baseball Friday, as there are a couple of good matchups to take you into your weekend. Check ’em out: Francisco Liriano (PIT) vs. James Shields (SDP) 10:10 p.m. ET Liriano’s biggest blowup of the season came in his penultimate start, and it came against an oddly familiar foe, as the Twins bludgeoned him for seven earned runs in just...
Via The Sports Post
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Frankie strikes back

Now THAT is what I had in mind for the Pirates when they returned for a long homestand – not that messy Twins series. The Pirates were absolutely dominant this weekend. The Pirates had more runs (21) this series than the #Mets had hits (20). — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 24, 2015 #Pirates starters — Cole, Burnett and Liriano — struck out 32 hitters and allowed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano Rocked in Pirates’ 8-5 Loss to Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano sits in the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pedro Alvarez landed a home run ball in the Allegheny River, but it wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates to spark a comeback, and they fell to the Minnesota Twins...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 39: Twins 8 Pirates 5

After spending the better part of a week thinking about Francisco Liriano, worrying about Francisco Liriano, and fighting with people on the internet about Francisco Liriano, Liriano went out and laid a gigantic egg against his old team last night. The thing that is probably most relevant about Liriano’s season to this point is this: Liriano has given up eight home runs in 47 2...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates drop first game against Twins 8-5

The Pittsburgh Pirates comeback effort was not enough in the first game of a two game series on Tuesday, May 19th at PNC Park against the visiting Minnesota Twins.  On the mound for the Pirates was starting pitcher, Francisco Liriano, who was facing off against his old team, of which he spent the first 7 years of his career.  The outing was a tough one for Liriano, who struggled...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano’s loss

Francisco Liriano was flat-out terrible on Tuesday night, and that’s really all you need to know about this one. His location was nonexistent and when he did find the zone, the Twins hammered him. Two innings, 8 runs, that’s that. I don’t know if it’s really time to be significantly worried about Frankie – as bad as this one was, it’s one start, it happens once in a long...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What sort of year is Francisco Liriano having?

It’s relatively easy to figure out how the season is going for 80% of the rotation. Gerrit Cole has been fantastic, and he’s closer than ever to finally breaking out and living up to that “1-1″ tag the Pirates put on him four years ago. AJ Burnett is revitalized with the Pirates, throwing strikes and getting ground balls again, even if his ERA is probably coming back to earth...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins set to face an old friend

Francisco Liriano is a name that no Minnesota Twins fan will forget for a very long time. Liriano was not anything special on paper when you look back on what he did with the organization at the Major League level.  In parts of seven seasons with the team, the Dominican Republic native posted a 50-52 record with a 4.33 ERA.  But he really was something special despite mediocre...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano looks to lead Pirates to sweep over Diamondbacks

Much as it was gratifying to see the Pirates win a game started by AJ Burnett last night, it’d be great to see them get a win this afternoon in a game started by Francisco Liriano. Liriano was a little uneven in his last start against the Cubs, but has on the whole been excellent in 2015. His fastball has the zip that was missing in the early part of last season, his command has...
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano an interesting option among Week 11 Two Start Pitchers

Plenty of Two Start Pitchers options on the waiver wire for Week 11 of the Fantasy Baseball season. Would you stop reading if I told you I like A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano this week? You might, and I would respect you, but they have favorable matchups in Week 11 and are owned in less than 70 percent of leagues, so there is a chance they could help you out. Justin Verlander...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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