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The Rockies come to town

The drill for this series is much the same as the last: the Pirates are playing bad teams at a point in the season where wins are at a premium. There is no reason for the Pirates to not win two or three games against the Rockies at PNC Park this weekend, and if they’re lucky, doing that will make up some ground on the Cardinals for them. Francisco Liriano starts for the Bucs tonight...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano faces the Diamondbacks

Lost in last night’s panic over Gerrit Cole’s poor start is the fact that the Diamondbacks are good at scoring runs. The Pirates have been lately, too, but obviously they didn’t have much success against Jeremy Hellickson. Chase Anderson starts for the Diamondbacks. He hasn’t pitched well lately, with three of his last four starts going five innings or fewer. Hopefully the...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

That Time Frankie Liriano Went Deep

Easily the most unbelievable thing you’ll see all year: It was bizarro Francisco Liriano on Saturday for sure – he could hit, but couldn’t pitch. It was an uncharacteristically ugly outing on the mound….but that homer was just oh-so-glorious. Consider…. In ten years of baseball (granted, this is just his third in the NL), he had scored one career run. He had crossed the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: August 3

It’s moving day for yours truly, but that doesn’t mean we won’t strap on the thinking caps first and find you the very best pitching matchups. Check ’em out: Jon Lester (CHC) vs. Francisco Liriano (PIT) 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Two of the finest NL lefties square off in this matchup at PNC Park. Both pitchers are coming off great July months, as Lester put together a 1.66...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano gets to try again against his old team

Francisco Liriano’s really only made one terrible start in 2015, and it came in May against the same Twins that he’ll face this afternoon. Actually, it was his two-inning outing that dropped the Pirates to 18-22 that brought Pirate fans to peak tooth-gnashing back in May, exactly one day before the season turned around. Liriano’s in a much better place now, and he’s coming...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Bats Quieted by Francisco Liriano in Loss

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Washington Nationals have had the Pittsburgh Pirates number this season. Going into Thursday night’s game, Washington had won seven in a row over the Pirates. But, Pirates starter...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No Frankie, more problems…

There was bad news on Saturday night for the Pirates before the game even started, as Francisco Liriano was scratched just minutes before first pitch with “neck tightness.” There wasn’t a whole lot of information in the postgame media session… Liriano: “I just woke up with it this morning. We’ll see how it feels (Sunday). When I was warming up ….I couldn’t throw...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano takes the mound as the Pirates try to close Cardinals’ lead to 2 1/2 games

The Pirates have spent so much time chasing the Cardinals in the first half of this 2015 season that it feels a little crazy to think that if there’s pressure on any team in this game tonight, it’s on the Cardinals. I think that’s true, though. Obviously all of the games between these two teams are big games and obviously no one is going to emerge from this series with a stranglehold...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Francisco Liriano, Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed their ace Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle. The lefty exited Tuesday night's game against the Cubs early due to the oblique injury. Because of this transaction, the Pirates have recalled righty reliever Stolmy Pimentel from his rehab assignment. He has been on the DL since May 4 with a shoulder injury.#Pirates...
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June 11, 2014  |  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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