Francisco Liriano SP PIT 4 days ago

Liriano allowed three runs on four hits, walking three and striking out five over six innings, but ending up with a no-decision in the Pirates 5-3 win over the Rockies on Friday night.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano is expected to pitch Thursday against the Washington Nationals after missing his previous start due to a neck injury, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Liriano missed his scheduled start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers due to neck stiffness, and manager Clint Hurdle indicated that his availability for Thursday will be determined following a bullpen session.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers due to a tight neck, according to MLB.com. Vance Worley started in Liriano's absence, and it was not immediately clear whether Liriano will be available for his next scheduled start Thursday against the Washington Nationals. He last pitched Sunday in the team's final game prior to the All-Star break, and was scratched just minutes before first pitch. Liriano has a 5-6 record and 2.98 ERA over 114.2 innings this season while striking out 125. Liriano is in his third season with the Pirates, and has not posted an ERA higher than 3.38 in that span. Liriano has topped 162.1 innings once in his career, a number he is on pace to pass in August this season. He has lasted at least 5.2 innings in every start since May 19, a span of 10 outings.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano gave up two earned runs across 6.1 innings but walked away with a no-decision in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.

Liriano now has quality starts in nine of his last 10 starts and finds himself an important cog in the Pirates resurgent pitching staff. His 125 strikeouts puts him in fourth in the National League, despite not striking out more than six batters in his last five starts.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano gave up two earned runs in six innings Tuesday, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out six.

He didn't have his best stuff and had his start interrupted by a nearly two-hour rain delay, but the lefty gave his team a chance to win. Liriano holds a 2.99 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while staying healthy. He did take a line drive off his arm early in the game but remained in the contest. Liriano leads the Bucs with 119 strikeouts.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano (5-6) pitched seven shutout innings Thursday against Detroit, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out five.

The outing was particularly impressive considering Liriano entered Thursday's tilt with a career ERA of 5.59 in 112.2 innings against the Tigers. The lefty continues to fly under the radar despite a 2.99 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 102.1 IP. His next start will likely come at home against the Padres on Tuesday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano allowed two runs on six hits, walking three and striking out three over seven innings of a game the Pirates would eventually win 3-2 in 10 innings against the Braves on Friday night.

Liriano (4-6, 3.21 ERA) has had a bit of an up and down season, but the overall outcome has been pretty positive other than the W-L record. He can be dominant at times (he has four starts with double-digit strikeouts), but he also throws in the occasional clinker so its difficult to predict his strong starts.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano got tagged for five runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Saturday, striking out six, to drop his record on the season to 4-6.

Bryce Harper's fourth inning solo home run was all the offense Max Scherzer would need as he came within one batter of a perfect game, but Liriano coughed up four more runs in the sixth for good measure. He's still got an impressive 3.26 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 105:28 K:BB ratio in 88.1 innings on the season though, and Liriano will look to get back on track in his next start at home against the Braves on Friday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 3 months ago

Liriano was dominant Monday, shutting out the White Sox over eight innings to earn his fourth win of the season.

Liriano allowed just two hits and struck out 12 batters in the impressive outing. It was Liriano's fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season. The lefty will now bring a 2.94 ERA and 0.96 WHIP into his start this weekend against the Nationals.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 3 months ago

Liriano was strong in a losing effort Tuesday, allowing three runs in eight innings against the Brewers.

Liriano struck out six in the outing and allowed just five hits, but it wasn't enough to defeat Taylor Jungmann in his MLB debut. The lefty has now allowed just five earned runs in his last four starts combined, dropping his ERA to 3.25. His next start will come Monday against the White Sox.