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Staying hot

If the Pirates would have managed to follow their first two wins in Detroit with a clunker against a rookie lefty soft-tosser, I don’t think anyone would have been too surprised. But they didn’t – the bats mostly stayed hot and Francisco Liriano was able to deliver a very strong start to complete the sweep. Impressive stat @Pirates #RespectTheSweep
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano lead Pirates to 8-4 win, sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in a rare victory over the Detroit Tigers as the Pittsburgh Pirates finished a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon. Liriano (5-6) came into the game with a 1-9 record in his last 14 games against Detroit, including 11 starts. He allowed five hits and three walks in his first victory over the Tigers since...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Jun 29

When last we spoke, I recommended Francisco Liriano at home against the Braves, plus some Tigers at home against Jose Quintana. Well, Liriano struggled with the Freddie Freeman-less Braves and my Tigers were only so-so. The results were disappointing — 88.45 points and a 28,550 finish out of 44,081. Friday’s Official Lineup (click to enlarge) Now, for the daily weather check...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: June 20

​ This Saturday slate features one ace matchup and a few solid starters out on their own. Check ’em out: Francisco Liriano (PIT) vs. Max Scherzer (WAS) 4:05 p.m. ET Liriano dominated the battle of the sliders last time out, taking down Carlos Rodon with an eight-inning shutout performance. Liriano allowed just two hits, fanned 12 and walked just one as the White Sox...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t forget Frankie

Francisco Liriano has basically become the third wheel in this Pirates rotation. It’s not like he’s been disappointing – that’s just a statement about what Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett have done so far. But Liriano – the Pirates’ best and most consistent starter in their return to prominence the last two years – and now the most expensive free agent signing in team...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
20 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...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano looks to lead Pirates to sweep of Giants

The Pirates’ four-game series in San Diego had one hidden bonus effect for their rotation: for the second time in a week and a half, the Pirates get to throw Gerrit Cole, AJ Burnett, and Francisco Liriano in the same series. Because Gerrit Cole and the Pirate offense has risen to the occasion in the series’ first two games, that means that for the second time in a week and a...
June 03, 2015  |  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...
May 20, 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...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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