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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 LHB|| 10.2||0||0|| 6.75||0||4||7|
|vs RHB|| 37.0||0||0|| 3.41||0||17||45|
|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|
Francisco Liriano hammered by former team in Pirates' loss
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Pirates starter Francisco Liriano suffered the loss in a disastrous start against his former team on Tuesday.
Minnesota scored seven runs off Liriano in two innings. Liriano gave up five hits, including two home runs, and walked two batters. He threw 28 strikes in 55 pitches, threw a wild pitch and hit a batter.
"That start didn't work out well for him. He'll be back. He'll be better," manager Clint Hurdle said after the game. "He's going to work. He's going to take ownership of it."
Liriano dropped to 1-4 and saw his ERA increase to 4.15. His next start is Monday, against Miami.
Pirates skipping Vance Worley in rotation this week
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) With a pair of off-days scheduled this week, the Pirates will skip Vance Worley's turn in the rotation, MLB.com reports.
Francisco Liriano and Jeff Locke will square off with the Twins during a two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday before the team hosts the Mets for a three-game series this weekend. Worley is 2-3 with a 4.38 ERA and 23:14 K:BB ratio in 39 innings.
Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano strikes out six in losing effort
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work in Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Liriano, who also struck out six, had issues in the fifth inning. He allowed three consecutive hits to start the inning, including an RBI double by Carlos Ruiz. After a strikeout, Liriano forced Ben Revere into a ground out, but managed to plate another run. Then, Freddy Galvis singled home the final run.
Liriano, now 1-3, moved his ERA to 2.96 in 45 2/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back on Tuesday against the Twins.
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out 10 in Friday's loss
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/8/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of work during Friday's 8-5 loss to Cardinals.
Liriano surrendered home runs to Jhonny Peralta in the second inning and Matt Holliday in the third. He did strike out a season-high 10 batters and walked one, but he received a loss for his effort.
Liriano (1-2) saw his ERA rise from 1.95 to 2.79 after the outing. The five earned runs were the most Liriano has allowed this season.
His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at Philadelphia.
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.
|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|
|5/24/15||NYM||1:35 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|5/25/15||MIA||7:05 pm||David Phelps|
|5/26/15||MIA||7:05 pm||Mat Latos|
|5/27/15||MIA||12:35 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|5/28/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/29/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/30/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
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