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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||165.00||11.00||9.00||0.00||3.44||1.31||182.00||77.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 8.0||0||1|| 3.38||0||1||6|
|vs LHB|| 34.1||0||0|| 3.67||0||13||33|
|vs RHB|| 119.1||0||0|| 3.17||0||44||131|
|12/26/2014||Francisco Liriano, SP PIT||Khris Davis, LF MIL|
Travis Ishikawa, 1B PIT
|12/26/2014||Matt Cain, SP SF||Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
|12/24/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Steve Cishek, RP STL
Jordan Walden, RP STL
|Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Casey McGehee, 1B MIA
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out five in no-decision
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/29/15) Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano struck out five batters in a no-decision against the Rockies on Friday.
Liriano gave up three runs in six innings before being pulled from the game. He allowed three walks and two home runs.
Liriano (9-6) has a 3.27 ERA in 153 2/3 innings this season.
Errors, jams can't stop Pirates SP Francisco Liriano from winning
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/23/15) Spring had yet to turn into summer the last time Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano lost a game. His run of success continued Sunday night against San Francisco.
Liriano won his fifth consecutive decision and overcame three Pittsburgh errors to do it. He allowed two runs - but none earned - on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts to improve his record to 9-6.
He did not retire the Giants in order in any inning, but they only scored on an error in the fifth and Nori Aoki single after an error in the sixth.
Despite the successive wins, Liriano has just one quality start over his last five outings.
Pirates' Francisco Liriano extends undefeated streak to nine
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/19/15) Pirates starter Francisco Liriano allowed five runs in seven innings and left with the lead, Tuesday against Arizona.
A blown save cost him a win, but the no-decision extended his undefeated streak to nine starts.
Liriano is 4-0 with five no-decisions since his last loss, on June 20.
Francisco Liriano rides Pirates' offensive outburst for eighth win
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/13/15) Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano had a rather uneven start against the Cardinals on Thursday. Liriano was given a 7-0 lead before he even took the mound--a rally that included his own RBI double.
But he exhibited some control issues, and he allowed two runs to score in the bottom half while a third run scored on him in the sixth.
Overall, Liriano went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out five, throwing just 52 of his 94 pitches for strikes in the 10-5 victory.
With the win, Liriano improves to 8-6, while his ERA rose a couple of ticks to 3.19.
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano struggles in Saturday's start
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/8/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano struggled from the opening inning and was only able to go three innings during Saturday's 6-5 win over the Dodgers.
Liriano allowed four runs on seven hits over three innings of work. He also struck out four and walked two during the outing. His biggest mistake was a two-run home run to Enrique Hernandez in the third inning.
Liriano received a no-decision for his effort, which broke his two-game winning streak. He has not earned a quality start in his last two outings.
|2014 summary: Whatever pixie dust pitching coach Ray Searage sprinkled on Francisco Liriano to get him performing up to his potential in 2013 appeared to run out at the start of 2014. But after missing a month with a strained oblique, the left-hander returned just before the All-Star break a changed pitcher, compiling a 2.40 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings over his final 15 starts. |
Playing time status: Liriano has had his share of injuries over the years, only once reaching the modest total of 180 innings in a season, but of course, performance has contributed to him falling short as well. His last injury of any long-term concern was way back in 2011,
when he missed a few weeks with a strained shoulder, so maybe 2015 is the year he finally reaches 200.
2015 outlook: Searage has a history of helping notoriously wild pitchers command their stuff enough to get the most out of it, with Edinson Volquez being his latest success story. Liriano might be his crown jewel, though, which is why the Pirates felt comfortable signing him for three more years this offseason. His strikeout rate alone makes him worth targeting among the top 50 starting pitchers even with the concerns over his durability and WHIP.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/3/15||@ MIL||7:20 pm||Taylor Jungmann|
|9/4/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|9/5/15||@ STL||4:05 pm||Jaime Garcia|
|9/6/15||@ STL||8:05 pm||John Lackey|
|9/7/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|9/8/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
|9/9/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Keyvius Sampson|
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