The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Francisco Liriano is unable to make his scheduled start on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers due to right hamstring discomfort. Ryan Vogelsong will make his first start for the Pirates in his place. Liriano is listed day-to-day at this point, so it sounds like it is a minor issue, but we will update this article if anything else comes up.
Vogelsong has pitched once this season, allowing two runs (one earned) over two innings on Friday night. The Pirates will hope to get a lot of innings out of him, as Juan Nicasio went just three innings on Tuesday afternoon. Kyle Lobstein, who is the other long man out of the bullpen, threw three innings and 59 pitches after Nicasio, so he will be unavailable. Cory Luebke also threw two innings, so he is unlikely to be used tomorrow.