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Apr 16, 2014
Rotoworld
Francisco Liriano had a quality start but picked up a loss Wednesday, yielding three runs over seven frames against the Reds.
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Francisco Liriano solid in loss Wednesday - Francisco Liriano (S) Pittsburgh Pirates

Francisco Liriano had a quality start but picked up a loss Wednesday, yielding three runs over seven frames against the Reds.

Francisco Liriano tries to get back on track

One of the big questions surrounding the Pirates all winter was whether Francisco Liriano would be able to replicate his fantastic 2013 season, given that he’s never managed to put together two good seasons at any other point in his career. Through three starts, Liriano turned in a solid Opening Day performance against the Cubs, […]

Francisco Liriano, Joe Kelly, and the early season

I never know what to do with myself for the first few weeks of baseball season; it’s always awesome when baseball comes back, but it’s incredibly hard to find meaning in anything that happens in the first few weeks of games. If you’re worried about how Francisco Liriano will hold up to a full season […]
Pirates notebook: Francisco Liriano had the Cardinals' number in 2013

Pirates notebook: Francisco Liriano had the Cardinals' number in 2013

October remains fresh in Francisco Liriano’s mind. He has quick recall of his postseason start against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Viva El Birdos Apr 4, 2014

Cardinals (2-1) at Pirates (2-1) series preview, April 4-6

Thar be lopsided pitching matchups on the horizon! The Schedule -We get an exciting series opener tonight when Shelby Miller and Gerrit Cole go at 6:05. -Joe Kelly (bless him!) matches up against Pirates ace Francisco Liriano tomorrow at 6:05. Kelly has his work cut out for him. Yes, Liriano is a lefty. No, that's not particularly concerning. He's a good pitcher, and that is what's concerning. -We flip the starter teeter totter Sunday at 12:35 with our heavy, Adam Wainwright, pitching against Edison Volquez, who was effectively wild in 2008 and just wild ever since. Mise-en-scene You...

Is Liriano’s left arm going to fall off?

SOUTH HILLS – That was about as perfect of an Opening Day as the Pirates could have hoped for. The skies cleared. The temperature rose. Francisco Liriano and bullpen were in 2013 form and the Local Boy Done Good ended …

Rapid Reaction: Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (10)

PITTSBURGH -- Here's quick recap of the Chicago Cubs' 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday on Opening Day: How it happened: The game was scoreless until the 10th inning when Neil Walker went deep off Carlos Villanueva for a walk-off solo home run. Jeff Samardzija was brilliant for the Cubs, using just 89 pitches to get through seven shutout innings. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano was also stellar, striking out 10 and getting out of several jams.

View from afar ... Did 2013 change the perception of the Pirates?

The Pirates failed to upgrade a lineup that scored a mere 3.9 runs per game last year or a rotation that will have to compensate for the loss of A.J. Burnett and is awash in question marks. Francisco Liriano is a good candidate for regression, 23-year-old sophomore Gerrit Cole is expected to be an ace coming off a 53-inning increase, Wandy Rodriguez is coming back from injury, Charlie Morton is expected to have his first 30-start season at the age of 30, and Edinson Volquez is coming off a season in which he had the worst ERA+ of any qualified pitcher in baseball. Beyond that, the Pirates...
Pirates Liriano pain-free, eyes start in opener 52pt-1

Pirates Liriano pain-free, eyes start in opener 52pt-1

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates are optimistic Francisco Liriano will take the mound Monday for opening day, after he threw a 55-pitch simulated game Wednesday and reported no pain.
KFFL Mar 26, 2014

Pirates | Francisco Liriano says he's ready

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (groin) pronounced himself ready after three innings of a simulated ...
Pirates optimistic Liriano will start opener

Pirates optimistic Liriano will start opener

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates are optimistic Francisco Liriano will take the mound for opening day next Monday, after their ace threw a 55-pitch simulated game today and reported no pain.

The status quo: Pitchers

Yesterday was position players, today its pitchers. Starters (and potential starters) first, then relievers.  Francisco Liriano -- I am, in general, pretty serene about Liriano this spring. For most of last year he looked so effortlessly dominant and in command of his pitches, that Ive got to think that the strides that he made with Ray Searage in 2013 are going to stick in 2014. My biggest worry about him is that his endurance, in a couple of ways. The 161 innings that he pitched for the Pirates last year was the second most hed ever thrown in his career, and even that seemed to wear him...
KFFL Mar 25, 2014

Pirates | Francisco Liriano to test groin

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (groin) will test his sore groin Wednesday, March 26, in ...
KFFL Mar 20, 2014

Pirates | Francisco Liriano leaves early

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (undisclosed) left his start early Thursday, March 20, after suffering ...

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