Francisco Liriano

#47 SP / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lb Age: 32 College: No College Bats/Throws L/L

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      Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out five in no-decision Friday

      Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed four runs on seven hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out five over five innings, but came away with a no-decision as the Pirates downed the Reds 6-4 in 12 innings Friday night. Liriano finishes the regular season with a 12-7 record to go with a solid 3.38 ERA. He also notched 205 strikeouts in 186.2 innings, so overall he falls on the plus side of fantasy performers. Inconsistency was perhaps his most frustrating trait as he went through very good stretches and equally ugly volatile periods. For example, he posted a 4.94 ERA for the month of August (his worst month) as a follow-up to carrying a 2.03 ERA in July (his best month).

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out nine in win over Cubs

      Pirates starter Francisco Liriano was sharp again Saturday, tossing 7 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out nine to pick up his 12th win of the season. He's now got three quality starts with nine or more K's in his last four outings, and Liriano seems to be rounding back into form just in time for the postseason. His final regular season start is scheduled for Friday, at home against the Reds.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Pirates SP Francisco Liriano pitches gem in Tuesday's win

      Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano was nearly unhittable during Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Reds. Liriano (10-7) did not surrender a run over six innings and only gave up three hits. He also struck out 10 and walked one. He was able to lower his ERA to 3.27. Liriano has received a quality start in two of his last three outings.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      PIrates SP Francisco Liriano falls apart in loss to Brewers

      The Pirates had won 11 consecutive games started by southpaw Francisco Liriano when they arrived at the ballpark Thursday in Milwaukee. Liriano didn't allow them to make it 12. He continued to slump with a weak effort in which he allowed four runs on seven hits in just five innings with five walks and four strikeouts. The walk total was his highest since April 26. He was fine through four, but a Khris Davis double tallied one in the fifth and a walk, triple and double to start the sixth sent him to the showers. Liriano now owns a 3.40 ERA, its highest point since May 29. He has given up 19 runs in 32 1/3 innings since the beginning of August.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Pirates SP Francisco Liriano strikes out five in no-decision

      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.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Errors, jams can't stop Pirates SP Francisco Liriano from winning

      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.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Pirates' Francisco Liriano extends undefeated streak to nine

      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.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Francisco Liriano rides Pirates' offensive outburst for eighth win

      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.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Pirates SP Francisco Liriano struggles in Saturday's start

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Pirates shuffle rotation for weekend series vs. Dodgers

      The Pirates have shuffled their rotation for a three-game series this weekend against the Dodgers. Gerrit Cole will still start the series opener Friday, but Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton swapped places. Liriano will now pitch Saturday and Morton has been pushed back to Sunday.

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