Potential Return Dates For Liriano and Morton

Rob Biertempfel and Michael Sanserino have the potential return dates for Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton. Potential return dates: Liriano May 11. Morton May 14. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) May 1, 2013 #pirates hurdle: Liriano back on May 11, Morton around May 14 — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 1, 2013 As I wrote on Monday, the Pirates don’t need Francisco Liriano until May 11th. Due to the...

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First Pitch: A Look at the Short-Term and Long-Term Pitching Moves

I was asked this morning on Twitter how the pitching staff would look on July 1st. The recent starts by Jeff Locke, the eventual returns of Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton, and the possibility of Gerrit Cole arriving mid-season make that an impossible question to answer. That’s especially true when you consider that anything could happen between now and then. Pitchers could get injured, they could stop performing well, or...

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First Pitch: What to do About Jonathan Sanchez in the Short-Term?

Francisco Liriano had a great start on Thursday. He threw five innings for Indianapolis, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts. Jonathan Sanchez didn’t have a good start on Friday. He was ejected from his start after allowing two homers in the first inning, then hitting Allen Craig with a pitch. For Sanchez, that wasn’t a fluke. On the season he has given up 16 earned runs in 11.1 innings....

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Minor League Schedule: 4/28/13

Today’s Starters: Brooks Brown, Charlie Morton, Nick Kingham, John Kuchno

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Prospect Watch: Morton Throws Four Shutout Innings, Bad Night For Offense

Top Pitcher: Matt Benedict, Top Hitter: Benji Gonzalez, HR: None

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