Edinson Volquez gave up two runs today in his one inning of work, but the Pirates came back to win 6-5.
The Pittsburgh Pirates came back to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 today, recovering from some early game struggles by Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez. Both pitchers gave up two runs in one inning of work, although the Pirates were able to rebound late with a four run seventh inning to take the lead and their first victory of the Grapefruit League season.
Liriano All About the Sinker
Francisco Liriano only went one inning in today's game, and the results weren't good. He gave up two runs on a walk and three hits in his first outing of Spring Training. Pirates fans will hope that this version of Liriano doesn't show up on Opening Day. At least from an approach standpoint, he won't.
Liriano was focused today on one pitch, his sinker. His approach early in Spring Training is to get command of his fastball and sinker, then mix in his slider later. Today he only threw two sli...
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