The Pirates signed Radhames Liz over the off-season after the hard throwing right-hander excelled in winter ball in the Dominican Republic. He spent the first part of the year as a reliever in Pittsburgh, but didn't fare well in the role and was outrighted to Triple-A. In his time with Indianapolis, Liz has moved back to a starting role, with a need for starters facilitating that move. While he is still getting stretched out for the role, Liz has been extremely strong in his first two starts.
In his first start, Liz was only allowed to throw 45 pitches on June 26, but 33 were for strikes. Over this span, Liz worked four innings, allowing just one hit and one hit batter, while striking out six.
On Wednesday, in his second start, he was just as strong. In fact, he was able to throw 75 ...
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