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Beaver County Times Aug 23, 2015
Liriano, bullpen help Pirates three-run first inning hold up versus Giants

Liriano, bullpen help Pirates three-run first inning hold up versus Giants

Pittsburgh jumped on former Pirates’ starter Ryan Vogelsong for three first-inning runs and made it stand up the rest of the way. It was very interesting, though, as Pirates starter Francisco Liriano battled the way through the first 5 1/3 innings before the power bats took over in a 5-2 win.

Giants lose again — finish trip 2-5

In retrospect, the Giants wasted a golden opportunity to overtake the Dodgers in the National League West but remain 1 ½ games out of first place. Vogelsong gave up three runs in a 28-pitch first inning, facing eight batters, giving up three hits and issuing consecutive walks, one with the bases loaded. The Giants made it 3-2 when Matt Duffy scored on Marlon Byrd’s grounder past first baseman Pedro Alvarez (E-3) and Aoki’s RBI single that chased Pirates starter Francisco Liriano with one out in the sixth. Posey and newcomer Byrd both went 0-for-5, and Posey finished the trip...
MetsBlog Aug 14, 2015

Nationals have struggled, but their schedule is about to get much easier

Matthew Cerrone: The Nationals are 12-18 in their last 30 games. However, as MetsBlog reader Nathan K pointed out to me, during that time the Nationals have faced Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano and twice faced Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, …

Shoring up

At this point, all I’d like to see from the Pirates tonight is six or seven innings from Francisco Liriano and the defense to make the most routine of plays. The Pirates can’t unlose the first two games of this series, but they can at least re-group, avoid a sweep, and give themselves something to […]

Piscotty starts at first for final game of Pirates series

Bourjos, who is 9 for 28 in his career against Pirates starter Liriano, is in center field with Grichuk in left.
Beaver County Times Aug 5, 2015
Liriano likely to start on normal schedule despite shortened outing

Liriano likely to start on normal schedule despite shortened outing

Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano is not expected to start again until Sunday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers despite pitching two innings Monday night before the game against the Chicago Cubs was rained out.

Pirates notebook: Liriano shrugs off rain-ruined start

As he waited out the first rain delay in the Pirates’ game with the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, starting pitcher Francisco Liriano listened for ...
The Cub Reporter Aug 3, 2015

Cubs @ Pirates: Lester vs. Liriano (Game 105 Thread)

CHC (57-47): LHP Jon Lester (6-8, 3.26) PIT (61-43): LHP Francisco Liriano (7-6, 2.92)First pitch: 6:05pmCT Fowler# cf Denorfia lf Bryant 3b Rizzo* 1b Soler rf Castro ss Ross c Lester* p Russell 2b   Polanco* rf Marte lf McCutchen cf Ramirez 3b Kang ss Cervelli c Morse 1b Rodriguez 2b Liriano* p Lester was 2-2 with a 1.66 in July, including Wednesday (8 IP, 2 ER, 14 Ks, 1 BB) when he beat the Rockies. He beat the Pirates on May 16 (7 IP, 1 ER) at Wrigley. They are 26-95 (.274) against him. Stewart is 3-7 with a HR.Liriano is coming off a great month, going 3-0 with a 2.03 in July....

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