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Game 99: Mariners 7 Pirates 4

Game 99: Mariners 7 Pirates 4

With the Pirates up 4-2 in the top of the third last night, I told my dad that I thought the Pirates would need six or seven runs with the way that Liriano had been pitching. Franklin Gutierrez hit the next pitch out of the park to tie the game at four. We went outside […]
Beaver County Times Jul 26, 2016
Liriano hits hard, gets hit even harder in Pirates' loss to Mariners

Liriano hits hard, gets hit even harder in Pirates' loss to Mariners

Left-hander Francisco Liriano hit his second career home run but was tagged for seven runs in a 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday night in a 7-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners at PNC Park that dropped his record to 6-10.
Beaver County Times Jul 26, 2016
Pirates Insider: Polanco's four-hit game not enough to catch Mariners

Pirates Insider: Polanco's four-hit game not enough to catch Mariners

Right fielder Gregory Polanco went 4 for 5 with a home run, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Pirates from losing to the Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series at PNC Park.
Ron Cook: Liriano takes a step back against Seattle

Ron Cook: Liriano takes a step back against Seattle

Don’t let anyone tell you there is nothing positive to say about Francisco Liriano, the Pirates’ highest-paid player and biggest disappointment.
Liriano struggles in 7-4 Pirates loss to Mariners

Liriano struggles in 7-4 Pirates loss to Mariners

Whatever came over Francisco Liriano in his previous start had vanished by Tuesday night. One outing after looking like his old self, Liriano looked like the lefty who took the mound in May and June.
Beaver County Times Jul 24, 2016
Pirates' Stat Corner: Marte adds to franchise's late-homer history

Pirates' Stat Corner: Marte adds to franchise's late-homer history

Starling Marte became the fourth player in Pirates' history to hit a home run in the 18th inning or later, Francisco Liriano pitched an unlikely gem and Matt Joyce continues to find PNC Park to his liking.
Beaver County Times Jul 21, 2016

With Liriano returning to form Thursday, the Pirates may not trade anyone

As the Pirates approach the trading deadline in 10 days, speculation is rampant that they need another starting pitcher. They may have found just what they need on their own roster as Francisco Liriano pitched his best game of the…

Brewers vs. Pirates

Follow our live coverage as the Brewers finish a three-game series on Thursday night with the Pirates at PNC Park. Milwaukee’s Matt Garza (1-3, 5.74) faces Pittsburgh southpaw Francisco Liriano (5-9, 5.11).
Liriano strikes out 13, Pirates beat Brewers 5-3

Liriano strikes out 13, Pirates beat Brewers 5-3

Francisco Liriano received a much different reaction when he left the mound Thursday night than he had in recent starts. He made the trip to the dugout later in the evening than usual, for one. He also left with a lead. And for only the second time in 19 starts this season, the major league leader in walks did not walk a batter.
Liriano's issues with walks continue as Pirates lose to Nationals, 5-1

Liriano's issues with walks continue as Pirates lose to Nationals, 5-1

WASHINGTON — Through almost his entire outing Friday night, Francisco Liriano managed to suppress the base-on-balls issue he has struggled with all season. Of 22 batters faced, he walked one, and erased him in a force-out. Then he walked three of the final five batters he faced. The final free pass opened the gates on a four-run inning that turned a 1-1 pitcher’s duel into a 5-1 Washington Nationals victory at Nationals Park.
Pirates mailbag: Is Francisco Liriano a bad team player for not hitting Chris Coghlan?

Pirates mailbag: Is Francisco Liriano a bad team player for not hitting Chris Coghlan?

Welcome back, Pirates fans. I already set aside all the many questions asking when Tyler Glasnow (several emails) and Steven Brault (one!) would finally debut for the Pirates, because we now have those answers. Spoiler alert: They already debuted.
Beaver County Times Jul 3, 2016
Francisco Liriano ends his five-game skid as Pirates beat A's 6-3

Francisco Liriano ends his five-game skid as Pirates beat A's 6-3

David Friese hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco added two RBIs as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 6-3 win Sunday
Athletics Nation Jul 3, 2016

Game #82: A's vs. Pirates

The A's are looking to salvage some of this series, after a close game went the Pirates' way last night in extra innings. Francisco Liriano (4-8, 5.33) is having a bit of a nightmare season. The strikeouts are still there, but he's walking a ludicrous 5.88 batters per 9. That's insane. That's a lot. He's also giving up dingers and hits like nobody's business. It's just not pretty. He's really been one of the top-five worst pitchers in baseball with an established job, after being the model of consistent acedom the past three years. There's nothing to say about Daniel Mengden (1-3, 2.81) at...

Denard Span gets MRI, Gregor Blanco is a late scratch and the Giants' lineup is ... creative

PHOENIX – There are days when Bruce Bochy might be tempted to pick the lineup out of his hat. Then there are days like Sunday, when he barely has nine slips of paper.   No, this is not what the… Continue Reading → The post Denard Span gets MRI, Gregor Blanco is a late scratch and the Giants' lineup is ... creative appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants bullpen is a puzzler for Bruce Bochy

PHOENIX – Bruce Bochy is a puppet master when it comes to major league bullpens.   Long before he cemented his reputation with three World Series titles, he was considered one of the game’s finest when it came to the… Continue Reading → The post Giants bullpen is a puzzler for Bruce Bochy appeared first on Giants Extra.

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