|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||14.00||9.00||0.00||3.41||1.27||190.00||76.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati|| 7.0||0||1|| 3.86||0||3||7|
|vs LHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 6.75||0||1||8|
|vs RHB|| 21.0||0||0|| 3.43||0||9||20|
|Last 10 Games|
|Francisco Liriano dealt third straight loss |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano dropped a third straight start Wednesday, as Pittsburgh managed just three hits off Johnny Cueto during a 4-0 loss to the Reds.
The Reds jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as Billy Hamilton scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first inning. The deficit remained at one run until Joey Votto hit a two-run homer off Liriano with two outs in the seventh inning.
Liriano (0-3) was charged with three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out seven in seven innings. He lowered his ERA from 4.00 to 3.96.
The veteran left-handed hurler is expected to be back on the hill Monday in a rematch with the Reds.
|Francisco Liriano drops second straight decision |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/11/14) Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano put together his second subpar outing in a row Friday, in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers.
Liriano made it through six innings of work, but was tagged for four runs for the second straight start. He allowed two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, while allowing one home run in each frame. He allowed four his four runs on four hits and a pair of walks, with seven strikeouts.
Liriano has dropped each of his last two starts, and is now 0-2 with a 4.00 ERA in 18 innings over three starts. He will try to earn his first win the next time he takes the mound, Wednesday against the Reds.
|Francisco Liriano surrenders four runs in loss Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano followed up an excellent season debut with a medicore effort Saturday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals.
The Cardinals got to Liriano immediately, scoring three runs in the first inning while only recording one out, which came on a sacrifice fly. He would settle down after that, with the only blemish from that point on coming via a solo home run in the sixth inning by Yadier Molina. Liriano owns a 3.00 ERA and 14:5 K:BB ratio in 12 innings over two starts. His next start will likely come Saturday against the Brewers.
|Francisco Liriano racks up 10 strikeouts in season debut |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/14) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano dominated the Cubs in his season debut Monday.
Liriano tossed six scoreless innings during the start. He allowed four hits, and walked three. Cubs hitters had a lot of trouble picking up Liriano's stuff, striking out 10 times.
Liriano pitched out of trouble a few times in the game, particularly in the final innings. He allowed leadoff singles in both innings, and followed them up with walks. A double play erased the trouble in the fifth, while a mound visit led to two strikeouts and a pop out in the sixth.
Liriano was matched by Jeff Samardzija during the start, and left the game with no score. The Pirates eventually went on to win in extras, giving Liriano the no decision.
His next start is scheduled for April 5 against St. Louis.
|Francisco Liriano gets the starting nod |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/14) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano will get the opening day start Monday.
Liriano had been dealing with a groin injury late in spring training, but was not expected to miss the start. He'll take on the Cubs. Liriano posted a 3.02 ERA in 161 innings last year.
|The tale of Francisco Liriano's career became all the more tangled with the 2013 chapter, which began with him breaking his non-pitching arm in an attempt to frighten his children on Christmas Day. We all have our traditions. Actually, let's backtrack a little. It began with him signing a club-friendly two-year deal with the Pirates that became even club-friendlier with the festive fracture. It's not like he could have expected much. He was coming off his second straight season (and third in four) with an ERA over 5.00, once again proving to be his own worst enemy with all the walks. But the potential for greatness remained, most evident in his 2011 no-hitter and not-so-infrequent encounters with double-digit strikeouts. Just like with A.J. Burnett, the Pirates knew exactly what to do with him, because from the day he returned from the DL in early May, he was a different pitcher, performing as well as he has since before Tommy John surgery in 2006. He still had his share of bad starts and wasn't exactly a control artist, but he was so dominant at his best that he was practically an ace for his Fantasy owners. You shouldn't have to draft him as one, if for no other reason than because of his enigmatic track record, but he's at least a top-25 starting pitcher.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/22/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|4/23/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|4/24/14||CIN||12:35 pm||Tony Cingrani|
|4/25/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Shelby Miller|
|4/26/14||@ STL||4:05 pm||Tyler Lyons|
|4/27/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||Adam Wainwright|
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