Francisco Liriano SP PIT 3 days ago

Liriano did not last long Tuesday, giving up seven runs on five hits and two walks over just two innings against the Twins.

He was pulled after needing 55 pitches (28 strikes) to clear two frames in what was by far his worst outing of the season. It is bizarre that the thumping came at home against the Twins, but it seemed to be just one of those nights, as every base-runner he allowed came around to score. Liriano will look to get back on track in his next start Sunday when the Pirates host the Mets.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 week ago

Liriano (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies. He struck out six and walked three.

So far this season, Liriano has been a textbook example of the value -- or lack thereof -- of judging pitchers by wins and losses, as he's delivered a 2.96 ERA and five quality starts in seven outings, and yet has just the one victory to show for it. This one, against a Phillies team that came into play 11-23, has to hurt a little more, though. Liriano will look to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Twins, with whom he started his career.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Liriano threw eight strong innings Saturday, giving up one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four.

He got saddled with a no-decision however, in a game Pittsburgh lost to St. Louis in 11 innings. Liriano now sports an outstanding 1.95 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 34:15 K:BB ratio in 32.1 innings on the season, and he'll get to face the Cards again at home in his next start.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 4 weeks ago

Liriano proved to be effectively wild Sunday, throwing 6.1 scoreless frames while allowing two hits and six walks. He struck out seven batters.

The lefty threw 61 of 107 pitches for strikes in a game his team led before he ever took the mound. Liriano had walked six batters, combined, in his first three starts. For the season, he now has 30 strikeouts in 24.1 IP. He'll next take on the Cards in St. Louis, where he totaled two scoreless innings in his lone start there last season before leaving with the flu.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano struck out nine and walked two while giving up three runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cubs.

He needed 97 pitches to get through five frames, throwing a first-pitch strike to 12 of the 22 batters he faced. While he fared better in each of his first two starts this season, Liriano is picking up right where he left off in the second half of 2014, posting a 23:6 K:BB through 18 innings. He's scheduled to face the D-backs at Chase Field on Sunday in his next start.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano (0-1) struck out seven and gave up just a single run on four hits and a walk over six innings Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to the Tigers.

Tough L for Liriano, who's delivered a pair of strong outings to start the year without being rewarded by a victory. He can be a bit inconsistent, but Liriano's electric stuff helps offset his shortcomings in terms of command and control.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

The Pirates reinstated Liriano from the paternity list Monday.

Liriano will return to the active roster after taking a few days to spend with his wife and newborn daughter. Liriano, who will replace Casey Sadler on the Pirates' roster, will make his next start Wednesday against the Tigers.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano (paternity) will make his next start Wednesday against Detroit, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett will make scheduled starts Monday and Tuesday, with Jeff Locke throwing Friday (following an off-day Thursday). Liriano allowed two earned runs in six innings -- with nine strikeouts -- in his only appearance against the Tigers last year.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano will miss his Sunday start due to the birth of his daughter, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The Pirates have not announced when Liriano will make his next start, but fantasy owners will have to wait another time for a two-start week from the lefty. Pittsburgh will recall Triple-A starter, Casey Sadler, to spot start for Liriano in Milwaukee.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 2 months ago

Liriano went seven strong innings against the Reds on Monday, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks, striking out seven. He did not get a decision in the game.

Liriano allowed the first run on a balk and the second on a Jay Bruce solo homer. The balk was just his fourth since the 2010 season.