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Twinkie Town Jun 29, 2016

Farm Report: Jose Berrios pitches seven shutout innings

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 28th, 2016. AAA: Rochester Red Wings 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 0 SP Jose Berrios was stellar, allowing only one hit over seven shutout innings to end the Wings’ four game losing streak. He walked two batters and struck-our six. RP Trevor May, on rehab assignment, pitched a perfect 9th inning to earn the first save of his professional career at any level. Offensively, 3B Miguel Sano hit a home run to lead off the 5th inning, but it was his only hit of the game. Overall he went 1-for-4 and is batting .188 so far his rehab...
Beaver County Times Jun 27, 2016
Francisco Liriano's pitching woes continue in 5-4 loss to Dodgers

Francisco Liriano's pitching woes continue in 5-4 loss to Dodgers

After being buoyed by rookies the past few games, the Pirates turned to veteran Francisco Liriano to complete a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, Liriano's recent problems of having crises develop quickly continued and the Pirates lost 5-4.
Beaver County Times Jun 27, 2016
Andrew McCutchen rebounds from early exit in Sunday's game to gather two hits versus Dodgers on Monday

Andrew McCutchen rebounds from early exit in Sunday's game to gather two hits versus Dodgers on Monday

A day after being ejected for the first time in his career for arguing a third strike call, Andrew McCutchen rebounded with a two-hit day. His teammates, though, only accumulated three other hits in a 5-4 Pirates loss to the…
Pirates lose series finale to Dodgers, 5-4

Pirates lose series finale to Dodgers, 5-4

After another Francisco Liriano start that went short on innings and long on pitches, the Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, Monday afternoon at PNC Park.
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 27, 2016

Game 78 Thread: June 27 @ Pirates, 9:30a

Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.52) vs Francisco Liriano (4-7, 5.17). Breakfast baseball! But frankly you'll want to finish eating your Egg McMuffin before the Dodgers take the field today, as they've been exhibiting prime appetite-killing skills in shitting the bed since their unlikely sweep of the Nationals. The Giants just took 3 of 4 from the Pirates, and the Dodgers are about to get swept in 4 by the Pirates. Tells you everything you need to know. photo from Hungry Happenings
Beaver County Times Jun 22, 2016
Pirates blow a five-run lead in 7-6 loss to Giants

Pirates blow a five-run lead in 7-6 loss to Giants

Handed a 6-1 lead after three innings, starter Francisco Liriano and reliever Jared Hughes gave it away as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Giants overcome three homers off Samardzija, come from behind to beat Pirates

The last time they won two consecutive games here in the same series, Brett Tomko threw a complete game to start a three-game sweep of the Pirates in 2005. The Giants trailed 6-2 after three innings, but they overcame an early barrage of homers against Jeff Samardzija and took a 7-6 lead in the sixth on Joe Panik's two-run double in the sixth. Five relievers combined for six shutout innings to secure the Giants' 10th win in their past 11 games. Blanco struck out, but the Giants got Samardzija off the hook by peppering Francisco Liriano and Jared Hughes for five in the fifth and sixth...
Pirates lose 8-3 as Cardinals complete sweep

Pirates lose 8-3 as Cardinals complete sweep

With the current state of the Pirates’ rotation, Jon Niese served as somewhat of a constant. Gerrit Cole will likely miss a start and possibly go on the disabled list. Francisco Liriano put forth a promising outing after a couple bad ones; Jeff Locke just did the opposite. Juan Nicasio has lacked consistency. But since mid-May, Niese has provided quality innings to a pitching staff in desperate need of them.
Beaver County Times Jun 11, 2016
Pirates fall to Cardinals, Martinez in Pittsburgh's fourth straight loss

Pirates fall to Cardinals, Martinez in Pittsburgh's fourth straight loss

Carlos Martinez shut down the Pirates and Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in a 5-1 St. Louis win over the Pirates. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano turned in a solid performance, rebounding from a pair of bad starts. After making…
Pirates lose, 5-1, to Cardinals for fourth loss in a row

Pirates lose, 5-1, to Cardinals for fourth loss in a row

Francisco Liriano aided the bullpen by pitching six innings Saturday, but a poorly-timed passed ball and a good swing from Matt Holliday sent the Pirates to their fourth consecutive loss, 5-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.
Beaver County Times Jun 3, 2016
Liriano's woes continue as Pirates are routed by Angels

Liriano's woes continue as Pirates are routed by Angels

Left-hander Francisco Liriano allowed seven runs in a 3 1/3 innings as he lost for the fourth time in five starts and the Pirates' losing streak reached four games as they were routed by the Los Angeles Angels 9-2 on…

VIDEO: Angels score three times in the first inning

The Angels did not wait long to get things going in their second trip to Pittsburgh, scoring three runs in the first inning, including an RBI single by Mike Trout off of Fransico Liriano. Liriano ran into trouble again in the second; Shane Robinson...
Liriano hit hard as Pirates lose fourth in a row, 9-2 to Angels

Liriano hit hard as Pirates lose fourth in a row, 9-2 to Angels

The fans at PNC Park Friday night understood Francisco Liriano’s effect on the Pirates’ rotation. At times they booed. At times they cheered – but the cheers were deceiving, coming when he finally threw a strike after walking Albert Pujols in the first inning or when manager Clint Hurdle emerged to yank him after three consecutive hits with one out in the fourth. “Earn your contract!” one yelled.

A brief accounting of the last few Pirate games (and also: COLE VS. FERNANDEZ)

The last few days for the Pirates have been relatively non-eventful from the perspective of a team in their situation. They were thoroughly out-dueled by Yu Darvish in his 2016 return on Saturday evening, Francisco Liriano turned in what is an alarmingly characteristic start on Sunday afternoon, and the Pirates smacked the hell out of […]

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