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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...
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Twins vs. Pirates preview

Francisco Liriano and Ervin Santana have enjoyed strong stretches in the past, but rounding into the twilight of their respective careers, they look as good as ever. The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in a matchup of Dominican hurlers that have been impressive of late. Liriano (6-6, 2.91 ERA) was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2006, but posted an ERA of...
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2 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano sharp as Pirates drop Nationals 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night. Liriano (6-6) struck out 11 against three walks as the Pirates returned from a miserable post All-Star break road trip to drop the NL East-leading Nationals. Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Cervelli...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates LHP Liriano scratched with neck tightness

MILWAUKEE (AP) Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was scratched minutes before the start of Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to neck tightness. Vance Worley (3-4) was tabbed as his replacement, which set off two lineup changes for the Brewers, who wanted to take advantage of the right-hander. Red-hot Gerardo Parra and Scooter Gennett both joined the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  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...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Liriano, Pirates Tuesday night

The San Diego Padres are still struggling offensively, and a matchup with Francisco Liriano likely won't help matters. They'll try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Tuesday night against Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Neither team was overly impressive at the plate in Monday's series opener, combining for 12 hits and going 1 for 8 with runners...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano and the Brewers (plus, Day 2 of the draft)

Losing a 2-0 game during a rainstorm to the worst team in baseball at home is not ideal, but it’s probably fine so long as the Pirates don’t find some way to go ahead and lose this series to the Brewers. To that extent, Francisco Liriano takes the mound tonight against rookie Taylor Jungmann in his MLB debut. Liriano’s looked beyond excellent since his awful start against the...
June 09, 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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