Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
4 days 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 PIT
4 days 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 PIT
1 week 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.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
1 week ago

Liriano allowed three earned runs in six innings Friday, giving up five hits and four walks while striking out five batters.

EDGE Analysis

He threw better than his line suggests, throwing 59 of 98 pitches for strikes. Liriano left the game with the scored tied at one apiece in the seventh inning before reliever Neftali Feliz allowed both of inherited runners to score. Liriano compiled a 14:2 GB:FB ratio and seems to be finding his game.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Liriano will start against the Nationals on Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty with a 5.15 ERA is looking to rebound from a disastrous first half -- he hasn't thrown more than six innings in his last nine starts. A 16.5 HR/FB rate is Liriano's worst since 2005 while his 5.63 BB/9 is the worst of his career. There were rumors Baltimore was interested in trading for him, but with the Bucs rebounding prior to the break it's less likely he'll be on the move. The inconsistent Liriano has put together solid stretches before, so his second-half progress is worth keeping an eye on.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

iriano didn't factor into the decision against the Cubs on Friday, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks over five-plus innings. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty turned in a much better quality of performance than many of his recent trips to the mound over the last month, but a high pitch count led to a relatively early exit. Liriano issued multiple free passes for the 11th time in the last 12 starts, and threw 96 pitches overall during his five-plus frames. After Addison Russell reached safely on an error by David Freese and Jason Heyward followed with a single to start the sixth, manager Clint Hurdle opted to bring in former starter Juan Nicasio in relief of Liriano, ending his night. He'll look to build on the solid effort in his first post-All-Star-break start.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Liriano will stay in his original spot in the rotation and pitch Friday against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano was going to have his start pushed back to Saturday but the club decided to keep him on normal rest and push Chad Kuhl back a day. The 32-year-old has had a rough first-half of the season, compiling a 5-8 record to go along with a 5.34 ERA through 16 starts on the mound. The greatest culprit for his struggles lies in the amount of walks he has ushered to opposing batters, with 55 free passes in 2016, which contradicts with the 70 he allowed during all of last season.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Liriano will have his next scheduled start bumped back to Saturday against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates needed to buy time to further evaluate Jon Niese (knee), so they plan to call up Tyler Glasnow to start Thursday, which will effectively push back the rest of the starters a day. As it currently stands, Liriano is expected to face fellow southpaw Jon Lester in the second to last game before the All-Star break.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Liriano (5-8) allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings to earn the win Sunday at the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano left the contest with a one-run deficit, but the offense picked him up with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to turn a potential loss into his fifth victory of the year. This was the first time an opponent has failed to score at least four runs off him in his last seven starts, and he has a 5.34 ERA on the season. He'll make his next start Friday against the Cubs.

Francisco Liriano
SP PIT
1 month ago

Liriano (4-8) gave up five runs (four earned) in just 4.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing four hits and five walks with just three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano was handed a four-run lead in the first inning, but was once again done in by a lack of control as he and reliever Jared Hughes allowed the Dodgers to mount a comeback. The disgruntled lefty has now walked 29 batters in his last seven appearances, while failing to last more than six innings in any of those outings. It's tough to trust Liriano regardless of opposition right now, so expectations should be low if he makes his next scheduled start for the Pirates on Sunday in Oakland.