Francisco Liriano has a 17:0 K/BB ratio and two earned runs in 11 innings while rehabbing in Indianapolis.
Francisco Liriano had another strong rehab start today, giving up one run on four hits in six innings with Indianapolis, along with no walks and nine strikeouts. In his two starts with Indianapolis he has combined for two earned runs in 11 innings, with a 17:0 K/BB ratio and eight hits allowed.
With the struggles of Jonathan Sanchez, and Jeanmar Gomez currently occupying a spot in the major league rotation, there will be a lot of calls for Liriano to be called up to the majors. It's important to note two things about today's outing:
1. This was the first time he went beyond five innings.
2. Liriano was supposed to throw 90 pitches today for the first time. He only threw 82 in the game, and most likely threw the final pitches in the bullpen, which is the norm for rehabbing starters.
The rehab process is more of less Spring Training for Liriano. He's had more good out...
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