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Career W-L
81-78
 
Career ERA
3.98
Name  Francisco Liriano
Born  10/26/1983
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  47
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/2/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in the, 8-4, victory over the Tigers on Thursday.
Insight: Uncharacteristically, the Pirates bullpen allowed four runs in two innings, but the Pittsburgh offense scored enough for Liriano to get the victory. He allowed just five hits, walked three and struck out five. He is 5-6 with a 2.99 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 102 1/3 innings this season.
 
6/26/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed two runs over seven innings Friday against the Braves.
Insight: Liriano continus to be a nice story this season. He allowed six hits and three walks, while striking out three. Liriano now owns a 3.21 ERA overall.
 
6/20/2015 7:46:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed five runs during Saturday's loss to the Nationals.
Insight: Liriano did not have a chance, as his opponent, Max Scherzer, threw a no-hitter. Liriano allowed seven hits and one walk over 5 2/3 innings of work. He strcuk out six and now has a 3.26 ERA.
 
6/15/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano was borderline unhittable Monday against the White SOx.
Insight: Liriano did not allow a run on two hits and one walk over eight innings of work. He struck out an impressive 12 batters, and now owns a solid 2.94 ERA.
 
6/9/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had a nice outing, but took the loss Tuesday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Liriano allowed three runs on five hits and one walk over eight innings. He struck out six and is now 3-5 with a 3.25 ERA.
 
6/3/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed one run Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Insight: Liriano gave up four hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out six and now has a 3.24 ERA.
 
5/24/2015 5:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had a huge bounceback game on Sunday after allowing five earned runs in just two innings in his last outing
Insight: Liriano went six innings, allowing just one run on six hits and struck out a season-high 12 batters. It was the first time since 1969 that three straight Pirates starters struck out at least 10 hitters in a game. Liriano is 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings.
 
5/8/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had his worst start of the season.
Insight: Liriano gave up six runs (five earned) onb six hits and one walk. He did strike out 10 and still has a solid 2.79 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
 
5/2/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched very well Saturday versus St. Louis.
Insight: He allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out four over eight innings of work. Liriano received a no-decision and now has a 1.95 ERA.
 
4/26/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano walked six, but did not allow a run Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Liriano went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits. Liriano struck out seven and now has a solid 2.22 ERA this season.
 
4/15/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched very well, allowing just a solo home run versus the Tigers, but Pittsburgh lost, 1-0, on Wednesday.
Insight: Liriano was lifted after six innings for a pinch hitter otherwise he probably would have kept pitching. The Pirates have given their pitchers no run support the last two games. Pittsburgh hasn't scored a run in the last 20 innings.
 
4/14/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano will make the start on Wednesday after taking time off for the birth of his daughter.
Insight: He pitched well in his first start, but earned a ND after pitching seven innings and yielding two hits.
 
4/11/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano will not make his regular start on Sunday due to the birth of his daughter.
Insight: At least he's not injured. Liriano will be moved back to Wednesday against the Tigers. He pitched well in his first start, but earned a ND after pitching seven innings and yielding two hits.
 
4/6/2015 7:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano pitched seven great innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Monday.
Insight: The same old story for Liriano. He didn't receive much run support last season, and the Pirates scored just two runs on Monday. That was enough to avoid giving Liriano the loss. He pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on two hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. One of the Reds runs versus Liriano was scored on a balk with the other coming on a solo bomb from Jay Bruce.
 
3/17/2015 7:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano will pitch Opening Day for the Pirates according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Liriano didn't have a great record (7-10) last season, which could scare some owners, but he had a respectable 3.38 ERA. Get him in a middle round if you can.
 
3/10/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed just one hit and struck out four in three innings on Tuesday.
Insight: Liriano has the potential to give fantasy owners tremendous value this season. Fantasy owners might not want to touch him since his record was just 7-10 last season, but he did post a respectable 3.38 ERA. All indications are that Liriano even return to his 2013 form where he was 16-8 and a 3.02 ERA.
 
3/5/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano started and threw two scoreless innings versus the Yankees on Thursday.
Insight: Liriano allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two. Liriano was just 7-10 last season, but he posted a healthy 3.38 ERA. He should be a quality backend fantasy starter in 2015.
 
12/9/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Francisco Liriano and the Pirates have agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract according to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: It's nice to finally see the Pirates open up the wallets a bit to keep an important player to their cause. Liriano has posted a 3.20 ERA with 338 strikeouts in 323 1/3 innings over two seasons in Pittsburgh. Last season, he was just 7-10 but had a 3.38 ERA in 162 1/3 innings.
 
9/27/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Francisco Liriano pitched lasts only five innings Saturday.
Insight: He was on fire of late, but did not have it today. Liriano gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and five walks, while striking out five. His 2014 season finishes off with a 7-10 record and a 3.38 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
 
Hot9/22/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Francisco Liriano pitched six shutout innings as Pittsburgh inched closer to a playoff berth with a 1-0 victory over the Braves.
Insight: Liriano struggled with his control for a second straight start, walking four batters, but he allowed just three hits and struck out seven. Liriano is just 7-10 but has a 3.32 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 157 1/3 innings this year.
 
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