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Francisco Liriano on track to return for ALCS Game 2

Francisco Liriano appears to be close to returning to the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays roughly one week after a scary scene that saw him take a line drive to the back of his head/neck area. A Blue Jays team spokesperson said on Thursday that Liriano made it through a bullpen session without issue and is on track for a return in ALCS Game 2 on Saturday, per John Lott of VICE Sports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano has mild concussion after line drive to head

The news for Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Liriano isn’t great, but it could have been much worse after he was hit in the back of the head by a line drive on Friday. Blue Jays trainer George Poulis told reporters on Saturday that Liriano came away with a concussion. BREAKING: Official diagnosis is a mild concussion for Francisco Liriano. No timetable for a return, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano taken to hospital after line drive to head

The Toronto Blue Jays are out to a 2-0 ALDS series lead after a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday, but their thoughts right now are with left-hander Francisco Liriano, who was forced to exit the game after taking a line drive to the head. Liriano was on in relief in the bottom of the eighth inning when he was struck in the back of the head/neck area by a comebacker off...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano Takes Liner Off Neck In Blue Jays’ 5-3 Win Vs. Rangers

Francisco Liriano’s performance during his relief outing in Friday’s Game 2 between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers was the last thing on peoples’ minds afterward. Liriano left the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win in the bottom of the eighth inning after he was hit in the back of his neck by a Carlos Gomez line drive. He left the game under his own power after being inspected...
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano Made a Ballsy Decision

In a good way, Francisco Liriano is making life more complicated for the Blue Jays. Not that a team should take anything for granted, but as the Jays look ahead to the playoffs, it’s hard to know exactly which starters could and should serve as their starters. The Jays already had some depth when Liriano arrived as something of a salary dump, but a funny thing has happened —...
Via Fangraphs
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano reportedly traded to Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays apparently weren’t finished after trading for veteran right-hander Scott Feldman earlier in the day on Monday. According to Robert Murray of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Jays have acquired lefty Francisco Liriano from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Source: Blue Jays get Liriano from Pirates — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) August 1, 2016 Stephen J. Nesbitt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 01, 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

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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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