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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 Cincinnati|| 7.0||0||0|| 2.57||0||3||7|
|vs LHB|| 5.1||0||0|| 3.38||0||2||1|
|vs RHB|| 27.0||0||0|| 1.67||0||13||33|
|12/26/2014||Francisco Liriano, SP PIT||Khris Davis, LF MIL|
Travis Ishikawa, 1B SF
|12/26/2014||Matt Cain, SP SF||Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
|12/24/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Steve Cishek, RP MIA
Jordan Walden, RP STL
|Francisco Liriano, SP PIT|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Casey McGehee, 3B SF
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates' Francisco Liriano gives up one in eight innings
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Pirates starter Francisco Liriano gave up just one run in eight innings, but his offense didn't cooperate, forcing him to leave with a no decision in an extra-innings loss to St. Louis.
Liriano gave up three hits, none until the sixth inning. He walked three while striking out four. He threw 98 pitches, 61 strikes and reduced his ERA to 1.95.
"The whole key is not to try to do too much and stay calm," Liriano said. "Location-wise, everything was (good)."
Liriano will get St. Louis again on Friday, in his next scheduled start.
Pirates' Francisco Liriano earns first win of season
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched a scoreless 6 1/3 innings in Sunday afternoon's 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Liriano picked up his first win of the season in the shutout effort. He struck out seven batters and walked six.
"I was able to get away from trying to do too much for a couple of innings, then, in the last one, I was kind of rushing it again," said Liriano to MLB.com. "Especially early, I got behind in the count a lot."
He only surrendered two hits. His ERA is now 2.22 for the season and he has a 1-1 record.
"The wins get everybody's attention," manager Clint Hurdle said, nodding. "So he very well could be underappreciated. But we like having him a lot , giving him the ball every fifth day."
Liriano is scheduled to make his next start on May 2 against the Cardinals.
Pirates Francisco Liriano strikes out nine in no decision
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Francisco Liriano pitched five innings in a no decision for the Pirates on Tuesday.
Liriano struck out nine and walked two. He left after allowing three runs on three hits.
Liriano threw 57 strikes in 97 pitches and saw his ERA increase to 3.00. His next start is scheduled for Sunday against Arizona and Jeremy Hellickson.
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has had the Cubs number since 2013
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano heads into Tuesday's start against the Cubs with a favorable history against the NL Central foe. He is 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA in nine career starts against Chicago, which includes a 4-1 record and 1.84 ERA in eight starts since 2013.
The left-hander has allowed more than two runs just once in his last eight starts vs. Chicago. He has allowed zero runs four times and has struck out at least eight batters five times in that span.
The Cubs have totaled 50 runs, which is slightly below the league average of 53.
Pirates' Francisco Liriano strikes out seven in hard-luck loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed just one earned run on four hits and one walk in six innings while striking out seven but was stuck with the loss in his team's 1-0 defeat against the Tigers Wednesday.
Liriano (0-1) blanked the Tigers for five innings but surrendered a leadoff home run to Rajai Davis in the sixth to fall behind. He's posted a 2.08 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings over his first two starts but is still looking for his first win of the year. His next shot at it will come Tuesday in a home game against the Cubs.
|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|
|5/6/15||CIN||7:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/7/15||CIN||7:05 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|5/8/15||STL||7:05 pm||Michael Wacha|
|5/9/15||STL||7:05 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|5/10/15||STL||1:35 pm|| |
|5/11/15||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Chad Billingsley|
|5/12/15||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
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