Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Liriano (0-1) gave up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Astros. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty couldn't replicate the success of his Blue Jays debut a week ago, as the Astros were able to start chipping away at him early. Carlos Correa got things started with a two-RBI single in the third, while Jose Altuve also drove in a pair with a double to left in the fifth. Teoscar Hernandez then put the finishing touches on the Astros' scoring and Liriano's night with a sixth-inning solo shot. Liriano has given up eight runs (seven earned ) over the 11.2 innings covering his first two Blue Jays starts and will try to rebound from Friday's outing when he faces the Indians next Friday.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Liriano (6-11) dealt a quality start in his Blue Jays debut on Friday against the Royals. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old's first start for his new team was also his first quality outing since June 21. It's hard to imagine that Liriano's value is going to change much now that he's north of the border. The Jays have already said they'll be using a six-man rotation which will clip the southpaw of a few starts he would have otherwise made in Pittsburgh. Also, the AL East is more potent than the NL Central, and the Rogers Centre in Toronto is significantly more hitter-friendly than the home ballpark Lirianio moved from.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Liriano will start Friday's game against the Royals, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano takes the mound for his first start as a Blue Jay on Friday, with Aaron Sanchez lined up as the probable starter for Saturday. This gives Sanchez an extra day of rest as Liriano will pitch on normal rest after throwing Sunday for the Pirates.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Liriano will get his first start as a member of the Blue Jays against the Royals on Friday or Saturday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano was traded to the Blue Jays minutes before the deadline Monday, and will be on the mound in Kansas City this weekend. Aaron Sanchez will pitch the other day, but it is not known which day each pitcher will throw. The Blue Jays could elect to throw Liriano on Friday and give Sanchez an extra day of rest, as his innings limit for the season is coming to a close, and he will spend the rest of the season in the bullpen once the club moves him.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Liriano has been traded to the Blue Jays on Monday, Robert Murray of todaysknuckleball.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano has struggled with his command this season for the Pirates, posting a 5.46 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 21 starts. With Aaron Sanchez most likely getting his innings limited going forward, Liriano should join the Blue Jays rotation. Liriano last pitched in the American League in 2012, when he spent time with both the Twins and the White Sox. The Pirates will receive Drew Hutchison in exchange for Liriano and two prospects.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
4 weeks ago

Liriano (6-11) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings to take the loss Sunday at the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano gave up a single runs in four of the five innings he pitched, and left the contest with the 4-2 deficit, which resulted in his 11th loss of the campaign. He's now failed to fire a quality start in 11 of his last 13 outings, and his ERA is up to 5.46 on the year. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Reds.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (6-10) lasted just 3.1 innings in a home start Tuesday, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits and four walks while receiving the loss. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a disappointing 2016 season for Liriano, whose ERA rose to 5.38 in the loss. The veteran left-hander has averaged a strikeout per inning, but leads the league with a whopping 66 walks allowed. He threw just 38 strikes on Tuesday, his lowest number of any start since September of 2015. Liriano will want to pitch better moving forward, or he may be at risk of losing his starting spot with Tyler Glasnow and Ryan Vogelsong potentially returning from the DL in the coming weeks.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano, who leads the major leagues with 62 walks in 105.1 innings, walked no one Thursday in 6.2 innings against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 67 of 103 pitches for strikes, issuing zero free passes for just the second time in 19 starts. Liriano struck out 13 batters, using a fastball which averaged 93.9 mph -- better than his season's average velocity of 92.4 mph. On a night where his impressive strikeout total made headlines, Liriano's control -- and just a 23.5 percent contact rate -- led him to his second win since May 24.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (6-9) struck out 13 while holding the Brewers to three runs (two earned) on four hits over 6.2 innings in a winning effort Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty's having a tough year, but he's been stabilizing things with a solid month of July, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his four starts. Wednesday's impressive whiff total represents a season high and his first double-digit-strikeout game since May 6. He'll try to keep the good times rolling Wednesday against the Mariners.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (5-9) gave up three earned runs on five hits and four walks in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Nationals. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw turned in an encouragingly strong start despite ultimately being saddled with the loss. He notched an impressive 16 swinging strikes, and turned in his longest outing since June 11 versus the Cardinals. After his performance dipped considerably over May and June, Liriano has bounced back to an extent in his three July appearances. He's given up seven earned runs over 16 innings while recording 10 strikeouts. The 32-year-old will look to continue his resurgence against the Brewers next Thursday.