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FRANCISCO LIRIANO RUMORS

Liriano 'quick and efficient' in win over Reds

Francisco Liriano pounded the strike zone for 6 2/3 innings on Saturday in a 5-1 win over the Reds on a rainy night at PNC Park. It was his longest start of the season and easily his best since a 10-strikeout performance on Opening Day. It was also his first walk-free start of at least six innings since June 12, 2011.
Via Pirates.com
3 days ago

Pirates pull away to down Reds 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Francisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates' sixth straight win and Reds their sixth consecutive loss.Liriano (2-1) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for his first win since April 3 when he pitched six scoreless innings against St...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano, Jaso help Pirates win 6th straight, 5-1 over Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) Francisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates' sixth straight win and Reds their sixth consecutive loss. Liriano (2-1) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for his first win since April 3 when he pitched six scoreless innings against St...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano aims to carry momentum into start vs. Reds

The Reds will tangle with the Pirates on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at PNC Park. Veteran right-hander Alfredo Simon will make his fifth appearance -- and fourth start -- of the season for the Reds, while Francisco Liriano will take the hill for the Pirates.
Via Pirates.com
4 days ago

Pirates visit Padres for 3-game series

There's never a good time for a team to hear its opening day starter has been scratched, but getting that news just 10 days into the season had to be especially disconcerting for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Finding out that Francisco Liriano would miss just one outing? Talk about a sigh of relief.The Pirates should be even more comforted by the matchup Liriano gets in his Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Olivera extends hit streak, Braves beat Liriano, Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Hector Olivera extended his hitting streak to seven games and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves roughed up opening day starter Francisco Liriano and the split-squad Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Monday. Liriano hit a home run, but departed after 3 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and four earned runs, with one walk and five strikeouts. Olivera singled...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins' Nunez triples in tie with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Left-hander Francisco Liriano breezed through his two innings of work on Friday as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins played to a 2-2 tie after nine innings.Liriano struck out the first four batters he faced. Ryan Sweeney hit a soft liner to second baseman Josh Harrison and John Ryan Murphy grounded out.The Pirates' likely opening day starter, Liriano called...
Via Associated Press
March 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

Reports: Francisco Liriano, Pirates Agree To Three-Year, $39M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Francisco Liriano will remain in the Steel City. Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract, a source told MLB Daily Rumors’ Robert Murray. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has since confirmed the deal. Liriano spent the last two seasons in Pittsburgh, where he revitalized a career that...
Via NESN.com
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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