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Francisco Liriano has some serious home/road splits this year

Francisco Liriano has always had a home/road split as a Pirate. This isn’t necessarily surprising; PNC Park is a very friendly park to left-handed pitchers because it’s very unfriendly to right-handed hitters and Liriano fits into it almost like a hand in a glove, with his ground-ball oriented approach and the way he dominates left-handed […]

Let’s see someone pitch well against this awful Brave offense

As much as I’ve enjoyed the Pirate offense scoring a bunch of runs while the Brave defense flails around PNC Park like the 2001 Pirates, I’d love to see Pirate starter actually succeed against the nominal worst offense in baseball. It’d be doubly nice to see that pitcher be Francisco Liriano, who’s struggled quite a […]

Cubs finally figure out Francisco Liriano, hammer Pirates

These arent the same old Cubs anymore.They proved that again Friday afternoon as they hammered old foe Francisco Liriano.The Cubs hit three home runs en

Kip, Moon report from first day of Bears rookie camp

CSNs Kip Lewis and John Moon Mullin recap the first day of Bears rookie camp.

At race’s end, Joey Logano doesn’t want to be a ‘hypocrite’

Joey Logano knows he cant criticize Denny Hamlins bold move at Kansas that wrecked him.

Projected starter Damon Knox won't play for Spartans this fall

In a surprising move that further decreased the depth along the Spartans defensive line, head coach Mark Dantonio announced that defensive tackle Damon Knox wont be suiting up for the Spartans.

Epstein: You have to be patient with young players

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein discusses why you need to be patient with young players.

Epstein: We have John Lackey's back

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein says the team has pitcher John Lackeys back.

Epstein: Rivalry with Pirates is a great thing

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein talks about the teams NL Central rivalry with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cub Reporter May 13, 2016

Pirates @ Cubs: Liriano vs Hammel (Game 35)

The Cubs are looking to bounce back after losing their first back-to-back games. Tags: 2016 Season Game Thread
Viva El Birdos May 6, 2016

5/6/2016 Recap: Cardinals Lose, Martinez Injured, Everything Is Awful

El Gallo Day turns sour as Martinez leaves with a mysterious injury. Cardinals still try to win, but in a metaphor for this season, fail. Pregame Starting pitchers:  Carlos Martinez (Cardinals ace, cupstacker, water thrower, philanthropist) vs. Francisco Liriano (Pirates veteran, crafty lefty, Cardinal killer, irritating to watch) Carlos had a pretty good outing with a terrible ending last time out. Apparently was suffering from distraction and flu according to Goold. Keep an eye on him today. Liriano has struggled this season but struck out 10 to dominate the Cardinals in the season...
Beaver County Times May 6, 2016
Pirates' Kang homers twice in first game since fracturing leg

Pirates' Kang homers twice in first game since fracturing leg

Jung Ho Kang homered twice and Francisco Liriano continued his dominance at Busch Stadium as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night.
Viva El Birdos May 6, 2016

Cardinals should destroy the Pirates

A series preview Since the Pittsburgh Pirates destroyed the St. Louis Cardinals in the season's Opening Series by completing a three-game sweep, both teams have meandered along near .500 with the Pirates going 12-13 and the Cardinals going 15-11 since their last meeting. They have played a similar mish-mash of also-rans like the Cardinals but were most recently seen getting swept by the Cubs. After on off-day yesterday, the Pirates are set to send their Opening Day starter Francisco Liriano against Carlos Martinez, who did not pitch in the first series. After which Adam Wainwright and...
NoNoHitters.com May 3, 2016

Twins’ Liriano no-hits White Sox, 5 years ago today

Francisco Liriano threw the Minnesota Twins’ most recent no-hitter, five years ago today. On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at U.S. Cellular Field, Liriano no-hit the Chicago White Sox for a 1-0 victory. It was Liriano’s first shutout and his first complete game, including his time in the minors. The southpaw from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, …

Pirates notebook: Liriano's latest performance praised despite home runs

DENVER — Somehow, despite the fact two starting pitchers singled in the Pirates’ wild 12-10, 13-inning win Sunday in Phoenix, Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was not among them. Rather, he had his audacious three-game hitting streak snapped by an 0-for-4 performance.

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