Francisco Liriano SP PIT 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 4 weeks ago

Liriano (3-4) struck out six and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Liriano's hit one of his hot streaks here, having racked up 29 strikeouts while allowing only two runs in 19 innings over his last three starts. After starting the year a bad-luck-aided 1-4, he's now won consecutive decisions. He'll try to even his record Tuesday against visiting Milwaukee.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano wasn't rewarded with a win despite striking out 11 Padres over six shutout innings Friday. He gave up just three hits and a walk.

This marks the second straight double-digit-strikeout effort for Liriano, who's racked up a stunning 75 whiffs in just 59.2 innings on the season. A couple hiccups aside, Liriano has been a total revelation for the Pittsburgh rotation this year. He'll make his next start against the Giants on Wednesday.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month ago

Liriano, who will start Sunday afternoon against the Mets, has allowed 15 earned runs in his last three starts and 15.1 innings.

The lefty was off to a brilliant start before struggling with his command. Liriano, who pitched in colder weather Tuesday, will start in 80 degrees Sunday afternoon -- he's known as a better warm weather pitcher. New York has posted the second-highest OPS versus left-handed pitching in the NL (.764), but has scored a combined three runs in the series' first two tilts.

Francisco Liriano SP PIT 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.