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FRANCISCO LIRIANO RUMORS

Hurdle happy to see vintage Liriano on display

The results had been creeping in the right direction for Francisco Liriano this month, small but visible signs of progress. He limited the damage to three runs or less in back-to-back starts, then he completed six innings his last time out. But still, it wasn't quite vintage Liriano. Thursday night at PNC Park? That was more like it.
Via Pirates.com
2 days ago

Pirates strike early, Lirano strong in 5-3 win over Brewers

PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.Liriano (6-9) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings and didn't issue a walk for just the second time in 19 starts. The left-hander entered the game having...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano strikes out 13, Pirates top Brewers 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Francisco Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. Liriano (6-9) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings and didn't issue a walk for just the second time in 19 starts. The left-hander entered the game...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano K's 13, Joyce homers as Bucs win set

The Pirates' Opening Day starter finally returned to top-of-the-rotation form Thursday night. Left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 13 batters without a walk and led the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Brewers at PNC Park.
Via Pirates.com
2 days ago

Brewers can't pick up Garza, drop rubber game

The Pirates' Opening Day starter finally returned to top-of-the-rotation form Thursday night. Left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 13 batters without a walk and led the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Brewers at PNC Park.
Via Brewers.com
2 days ago

Liriano ends five-game skid in Pirates' 6-3 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Adam Frazier tripled in the tying run with one out in the sixth, then scored on an infield single to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. David Friese hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco added two RBIs as the Pirates completed the three-game sweep in their first visit to the Oakland Coliseum since 2010. Francisco...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles showing interest in Liriano

Clinging to a razor-thin lead atop the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles appear to be on the precipice of shifting into win-now mode. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Wednesday, the Orioles are showing interest in acquiring Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano. #Orioles interested in Francisco Liriano, source says, but #Pirates remain focused on competing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

A Status Update on the Francisco Liriano Experience

Francisco Liriano‘s most recent outing for the Pittsburgh Pirates ended with eight consecutive balls and the bases loaded. The Pirates won that game, 12-1, over the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Liriano allowed just one earned runs on two hits, but the outing was nevertheless troubling for the 32-year-old lefty. Troubling because he walked five and struck out two, marking the third...
Via Fangraphs
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Beating Francisco Liriano, in Theory

It’s difficult to write about the bigger picture when there have been precisely three games played in the regular season. The picture, as it stands now, is microscopically small. So we focus on the little things. We observe, but we try not to draw conclusions. Mostly, we wonder and speculate about the upcoming year, just like we have been throughout the entire offseason, except...
Via Fangraphs
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano and a League-Wide Trend

It’s been true for each of the last five years, that Francisco Liriano has finished each season with a higher strikeout rate than the one before it. It’s been true for each of the last four years, that Liriano has finished each season with a slower average fastball velocity than the one before it. The magnitude of these differences isn’t substantial — he’s gained a little...
Via Fangraphs
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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