All posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

  • Analysis
    Why a Four-Man Pirates Rotation Could Work

    The Pirates don't just have to worry about Cole's Super 2 status but also his innings count....

  • Game Recaps
    Reds Use Four Homers to Beat Pirates 4-1

    Let’s not dwell too much on this one. The Cincinnati Reds hit four solo home runs, three of which would have flown out even in larger ballparks, plus Mike Leake and Co. frustrated the Pirates again by keeping them hitless with runners in scoring position. There are three games to go and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Projecting Rotation with Burnett Out, Cumpton In

    Let’s review the Pirates’ scheduled starting rotation following the news that Brandon Cumpton will take the place of injured A.J. Burnett. Dodgers Series Friday: Jeff Locke Saturday: Brandon Cumpton (MLB Debut) Sunday: Gerrit Cole Reds Series Monday: Francisco Liriano Tuesday: Charlie Morton Wednesday: Jeff Locke Thursday: To Be Announced Angels Series (not...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Have Had Some Amazing Starting Pitching Depth

    Earlier today I was recording a podcast with James Santelli and Tom Bragg, talking about the rotation, and what moves would need to be made once guys like Jeanmar Gomez, James McDonald, and Wandy Rodriguez returned. Most of the conversation surrounded the fact that the Pirates were about to have too many...

  • Game Recaps
    Marte, Pirates Light Up Zito for Eight Runs in 12-8 Win

    Starling Marte did not do it all by himself Wednesday night, but he did do it all. The Pirates’ left fielder notched four hits for the first time in his young-but-exciting career, stole two bases and scored all four times he got on base to lead the Pittsburgh offense to a 12-8...

  • Game Recaps
    Francisco Liriano Pitches Seven Scoreless to Stop Pirates’ Slide

    Francisco Liriano was at his wildest, but the left-hander battled through jams with strikeouts and flyouts to pitch the Pirates to a 2-0 win Friday afternoon in Chicago. The left-hander struck out eight hitters and allowed only two hits en route to the second seven-inning shutout of the Cubs in the last...

  • Analysis
    Francisco Liriano’s 2014 Option Details

      Francisco Liriano should make $3.125 M this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has the details on Francisco Liriano's vesting option. Here are the highlights: **Liriano's option will vest at $6 M if he is not on the DL for 120 days due to his arm injury....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Getting the 2010 Francisco Liriano

    I use the “small sample size” disclaimer a lot on this site, so it’s important to note that everything Francisco Liriano has done so far this season comes with that same disclaimer. Having said that, what Francisco Liriano has done so far is cause for some excitement. In five starts, Liriano has...

  • Analysis
    Links: Are the Pirates For Real?

    Every year it seems like there's one surprise team that everyone starts talking about early in the season. The Pirates have been a surprise team in each of the previous two years, but I don't recall the discussion starting this early (probably because they broke out in June 2011, and had a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitchers Working on Historic Run of Run Prevention

    One moment in particular struck me about the Pirates’ 5-4 win in Milwaukee on Sunday. If Wandy Rodriguez had been able to retire Norichika Aoki or Jean Segura or Ryan Braun in the 5th inning, the Bucs would have exited Miller Park having given up only five total runs in the three-game series. You can...

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