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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|| 20.2||0||0|| 4.79||0||6||20|
|vs RHB|| 81.2||0||0|| 2.53||0||28||93|
|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 blanks Tigers for seven innings Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/2/15) Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano posted another gem, this time at the expense of the Tigers in the Pirates' 8-4 win on Thursday. Liriano held the Tigers scoreless over seven innings, allowing five hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts.
"With what he had today -- the fastball, the changeup, the slider -- they weren't able to sit on any one pitch," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "He did an excellent job of remaining the aggressor and making pitches. That's a very good lineup against left-handed pitching."
Liriano (5-6) dropped his ERA under 3.00 with the terrific effort on Thursday. The veteran left-hander has allowed three runs or less in seven of his last eight starts.
"Everything was down, and I used both sides of the plate," said Liriano. "Everything was working pretty good. I just had to make sure to not overthrow."
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allows two runs in no-decision Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/26/15) Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was in fine form on Friday against the Braves, but was saddled with a no-decision. Liriano went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, while walking three and striking out three in the extra-innings walk-off victory.
Liriano gave up a run in the second on a bases-loaded walk, but settled in after that. That is, until Juan Uribe launched a solo home run in the sixth inning to tie the game at 2-2.
"Every once in a while, with runners on, Frankie gets quick with his delivery and loses that release point," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, per MLB.com. "He recalibrated after that and was in sync, up until Uribe's swing."
Overall, it was a solid bounceback effort from Liriano, who had allowed five runs in his previous start.
Pirates SP Francisco Liriano loses it in sixth in Saturday defeat
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/20/15) Pirates starter Francisco Liriano needed to be just about perfect to keep up with Washington counterpart Max Scherzer on Saturday.
He was far from that.
Liriano was fine for three shutout innings. But he allowed a Bryce Harper homer in the fourth before it all unraveled in the sixth. He retired the first batter, but the second reached on a wild pitch off a strikeout. A double and three singles made it 5-0 and knocked him out of the game.
The left-hander had his streak of five straight quality starts ended. He will attempt to begin a new one against visiting Atlanta on Friday.
Pirates P Francisco Liriano throws eight scoreless innings
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/15/15) Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano did not allow an earned run in Monday night's 11-0 victory over the White Sox
Liriano went eight innings and dominated the White Sox hitters. He struck out 12 batters and only gave up two hits and one walk. This is the third time this year and second consecutive start that Liriano has been able to go eight innings.
Liriano now has an ERA of 2.94 and improves to 4-5.
His next start is projected for Saturday against the Nationals.
Pirates' Francisco Liriano goes eight innings in loss
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/9/15) Pirates starter Francisco Liriano pitched well against Milwaukee on Tuesday, but his teammates only provided one run of support.
Liriano took the hard-luck loss to drop to 3-5 on the year. He gave up three runs on five hits. Liriano walked a batter and struck out six.
Liriano's next start is Monday, against the White Sox.
|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|
|7/3/15||CLE||7:05 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|7/4/15||CLE||4:05 pm||Cody Anderson|
|7/5/15||CLE||1:35 pm||Danny Salazar|
|7/6/15||SD||7:05 pm||James Shields|
|7/7/15||SD||7:05 pm||Tyson Ross|
|7/8/15||SD||7:05 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|7/9/15||STL||7:05 pm||Carlos Martinez|
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