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Francisco Liriano | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Francisco Liriano surrendered four runs on six hits and three walks in his five innings of work in a no-decision effort vs the Giants on Wednesday.
On the bright side he whiffed six hitters. After three solid seasons in Pittsburgh, Liriano has been a big disappointment to his fantasy owners this year. He is still striking out a lot of batters but his 5.63 BB/9 is a killer. He managed to escape without allowing a home run tonight but has allowed 14 homers in 14 starts this year. Liriano will take his ugly 5.17 ERA into his next start against the Dodgers on Monday in the first of his two starts next week. Jun 22 - 11:49 PM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are interested in Francisco Liriano.

Morosi further reports that the Pirates are still viewing their season as salvageable, though, making any potential Liriano trade more difficult to consummate. They currently sit at 34-37. This season, Liriano has pitched to a tough 5.03 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 74/46 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings.
Jun 22 - 5:09 PM

Francisco Liriano was touched up for four runs over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Liriano struck out six, but he also walked five batters, gave up six hits, hit two batters and threw two wild pitches. In other words, it was another rocky start for the left-hander in a season that's been full of them. Liriano has now issued 46 free passes over 73 1/3 frames and will take a 5.03 ERA and 1.62 WHIP into next week's start against the Giants at home.
Jun 17 - 5:48 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed four unearned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh management was hoping some extended rest might help Liriano get back on track, but he walked three batters Saturday and gave up four hits, including a three-run bomb to Matt Holliday. The left-hander was victimized by poor defense -- especially from behind the plate -- but he himself wasn't sharp either. Liriano will carry a 4.79 ERA into his next start on the road against the relentless Cubs.
Jun 11 - 10:07 PM

Francisco Liriano's next start has been pushed back to Saturday against the Cardinals.

Liriano was previously lined up to start Wednesday against the Mets, but the Pirates will call up Jameson Taillon to pitch instead. The move will allow the struggling Liriano to get more work on the side. The southpaw owns a 7.42 ERA over his last five starts and a 5.25 ERA overall.
Jun 7 - 3:26 PM

Francisco Liriano struggled again Friday, giving up seven runs (six earned) over 3 1/3 innings against the Mariners.

Ouch. Liriano gave up 10 hits and walked four batters. He now owns a 7.42 ERA and 21/19 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings over his last five starts. His ERA now sits at 5.25 ERA overall. He’ll look for progress next week against a struggling Mets lineup.
Jun 3 - 11:01 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed five earned runs over six innings Sunday as the Pirates fell to the Rangers.

Texas scored four in the fourth on a solo shot by Prince Fielder and a three-run blast by Mitch Moreland. Liriano gave up his fifth run of the afternoon on a Bryan Holaday sacrifice fly in the sixth. It's been a rollercoaster season so far for the 32-year-old left-hander, who stands 4-4 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.49 WHIP through 10 starts. He gets the Angels at home next.
May 29 - 5:55 PM

Francisco Liriano walked five batters but yielded just one run over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 12-1 rout over the Diamondbacks.

Liriano was wild, which he is prone to being, but he also surrendered just two hits on the night to keep the D'Backs at bay. A few blowout outings have Liriano's ERA on the season at 4.30 and WHIP at 1.47, as he's struck out a batter per inning but also walked 30 across 52 1/3 frames. The southpaw will go up against the Rangers in Texas over the weekend.
May 24 - 11:46 PM

Francisco Liriano took a loss despite a quality start on Wednesday to the Braves, giving up two runs over seven strong innings.

It was a nice recovery from last week’s disastrous outing against the Cubs. He allowed seven hits, but only one extra-base hit -- the homer from Tyler Flowers in the sixth inning. Unfortunately, his offense didn’t give him any room for error, and the southpaw suffered his third loss of the campaign. He has a 4.63 ERA in 46 2/3 innings and remains a flawed, yet pretty valuable, starter in all fantasy formats.
May 18 - 9:50 PM

Francisco Liriano was lit up for eight runs on nine hits and four walks over just 4 2/3 frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

He did manage to record seven strikeouts, but this was not Liriano's day. The left-hander's pure stuff is among the best in the game, but he's prone to the occasional outing like this because his command just isn't always there. Liriano will attempt to get back on track next week versus the Braves.
May 13 - 5:44 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed two runs over seven innings and matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts in Friday’s win over the Cardinals.

Liriano also notched 10 strikeouts against the Cardinals on Opening Day. As for this outing, he held the Cardinals scoreless over the first six innings, but a wild pitch opened the door for two runs in the seventh. It was his longest start this season. He gave up five hits and walked a pair while throwing 70 out of 98 pitches for strikes. Liriano owns a 3.60 ERA and 39/19 K/BB ratio in 35 innings across six starts this season, but his control has been much better over his last two outings. He’ll face the Reds on the road next week.
May 7 - 12:41 AM

Francisco Liriano held the Reds to one run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six, in a 5-1 win Saturday.

Liriano scattered five hits without walking a batter in the start. It was a nice bounce-back outing after a couple of subpar starts his last two times out. The southpaw is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through five starts. A date with the division-rival Cardinals in on tap for Friday.
Apr 30 - 10:52 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed four runs on five hits over his six frames in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The veteran southpaw punched out six on the afternoon while walking three. He was victimized by a pair of long balls, with Paul Goldschmidt launching a solo shot in the first inning and Welington Castillo blasting a three-run bomb in the third. Liriano has struggled in the early part of the 2016 season, registering a 4.64 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in his first 21 1/3 innings. He'll look to right the ship on Friday when he takes on the Reds at home.
Apr 24 - 9:41 PM

Francisco Liriano (hamstring) struggled in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Padres, walking five and surrendering four runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Liriano was skipped last time through the rotation due to a right hamstring injury, but if that hampered him on Tuesday, he didn't show it early. He tossed three scoreless innings against the Padres before the floodgates opened by degrees. In the fourth inning, Liriano would surrender a two-run homer to Wil Myers. One frame later, Derek Norris would crush a two-run jack of his own to end the southpaw's night. Unless word surfaces of further hamstring discomfort, feel free to disregard Tuesday's start as an aberration of mediocrity rather than a legitimate concern. Liriano will look to rebound when he toes the road rubber against the Diamondbacks in his next scheduled start.
Apr 20 - 2:19 AM

Francisco Liriano (hamstring) threw a bullpen session without any issues on Saturday and is expected to make his next scheduled start.

He had to be skipped the last time through the rotation in favor of Ryan Vogelsong due to some discomfort in his right hamstring, but Liriano appears to be ready to go now. Fantasy owners can deploy him with confidence against the Padres in San Diego on Tuesday.
Apr 16 - 3:41 PM

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