Liriano (3-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in Texas on Tuesday. He struck out three. This was one of Liriano's worst starts of the season, and you really have to massage the stats to take many positives away from what he's done. Over precisely 50 innings, Liriano has posted a 5.76 ERA and 1.66 WHIP, and his 52 strikeouts don't alleviate that ratio damage. Liriano's name brand and whiffs will keep him on fantasy rosters in many formats, but his production no longer warrants that.
Liriano (3-2) pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine Wednesday, but did not factor in the decision against Tampa Bay The veteran turned over a three-run lead that was squandered immediately by Joe Smith, who ended up with the win. Wednesday marked Liriano's longest outing of the season, and just his second quality start of the year. He's looked solid in the three games since returning from a shoulder injury, going 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 17 innings. The left-hander will look to keep things rolling when he takes the mound Tuesday in Arlington against the Rangers.
Liriano pitched five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk, with five strikeouts in Wednesday's 10-inning win over the Athletics. Liriano let an early three-run lead get away, allowing single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Short outings have been the norm this season for Liriano. In his nine starts, he's pitched more than 5.1 innings just one. His ERA isn't very appealing, either, sitting at 5.87 after Wednesday's outing. Liriano will look to go a little deeper in his next start when Toronto hosts the Rays next Wednesday.
Liriano (3-2) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Friday against the Yankees. Liriano was making his return from the disabled list, which likely explains why he was pulled after throwing just 81 pitches. He'll need to string together a few more strong outings before earning the trust of fantasy owners, as the lefty currently carries a 5.94 ERA. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Athletics.
Liriano (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday for his start against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The southpaw's shoulder inflammation cost him most of May, but his Sunday rehab start (two earned runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings for Triple-A Buffalo) was enough to confirm he's ready. Liriano will continue providing tantalizing strikeout upside along with tangible control flaws, but that's often good enough to justify starting him in deeper fantasy leagues. The Bronx Bombers will provide a tough test in his return, though.
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