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Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano y Casillas (born October 26, 1983, in Juan Barón, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic) is a left-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.

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Just won Francisco Liriano and Howie Kendrick for a buck. Very pleased.
J.A Happ and Francisco Liriano are lined up to start Opening Day. It will be J.A Happ.
With thanks to for chipping in Francisco Liriano, one of his guys
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Fun fact: Francisco Liriano's career high for called balls in a game is 57. It was May 3rd, 2011 vs. the It was a no-hitter.
Francisco Liriano will pitch in a minor league game tomorrow while big league team is off in Fort Myers. Looking to get up to 60 pitches.
Am I crazy or was that Francisco Liriano sitting behind home plate??
pretty sure Francisco Liriano is sitting behibd the plate to the right
Francisco Liriano w the front row seats behind the dish
FYI: Francisco Liriano is on Instagram and his username is
Also: I will never NOT think "Carlos" Quintana before Jose. Like "Nelson" Liriano before Francisco. (Yes, I loved Donruss Rated Rookies.)
Matt Carpenter, Sonny Gray and my growing enthusiasm for Francisco Liriano, Greg Bird in latest spring observations:
Eickhoff struggles in start against Toronto. Sent with At Bat
Francisco Liriano is left handed AJ Burnett. YES! This is the absolute perfect comp.
I'm preparing the 2017 update to the Pitching GIF Database and came across Francisco Liriano's Changeup. Whoa. https…
Francisco Liriano had a solid 2.92 ERA and 1.18 WHIP for the last season after struggling in Pittsburgh. Projected starter.
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Francisco Liriano's 3 hitless IP (with 5K) came with Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching. Salty caught Liriano for 2 years in wint…
Blue Jays have been raving about Francisco Liriano. Showing why today. 4 whiffs in first 2 innings vs. the Phillies. Lots of…
3 IP, 0 H, 5 Ks and a NASTY slider this afternoon for Francisco Liriano. 👍
Liriano continues spring mastery on mound
RECAP: Liriano dazzles with three hitless, Salty goes yard in win vs. Phillies. . 🔗:
when i heard the Osweiler news..i immediately thought of the Francisco Liriano trade last year...
Howie Kendrick drives home two runs in loss to Toronto:
Brian Wilson, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy & Francisco Liriano all either out of baseball or shell of former selves after Tommy John surgery.
Can't forget big moves like MUpton, Francisco Liriano, and Joaquin Benoit
Players on ALCS rosters that spent time in org:. TOR: Joe Biagini, Jason Grilli, Francisco Liriano. CLE: Dan Ote…
The have announced that LHP Francisco Liriano has been replaced on the roster by RHP Danny Barnes.
substitute Francisco Liriano from ALDS roster with Danny Barnes. Liriano out for minimum 7 days.
Of the current pitching roster, Francisco Liriano joins Marco Estrada as the only pitchers with more than 1 career p…
RA Dickey, Marco Estrada, Francisco Liriano, but not Aaron Sanchez cuz he pitched last Sunday
Along with Francisco Liriano, Marco Estrada will be available on 3 days rest in WC game vs. Pitched Friday at Fenway.
Gibbons notes that both Marco Estrada and Francisco Liriano will be available out of the bullpen tomorrow if need be.
Marcus Stroman starts Tuesday; Francisco Liriano and Marco Estrada available in the bullpen.
Was speaking to hardcore Jays fan Brendan Gallagher today, he felt they had to go with Francisco Liriano in WC game. He'll be disappointed.
I would start Francisco Liriano tomorrow night but I don't think you could go wrong with Marco Estrada.
"paid high price" is trading Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser for AJ Pierzynski. These two deals today do not qualify.
Had a guy offer me Francisco Liriano and Longo for Aaron Sanchez and Beltre...this is why he is in last place
Tyler Duffey becomes the first pitcher to strike out four batters in an inning since Francisco Liriano on Jun…
The scheduled starters include Francisco Liriano (2-1 3.86 ERA) for the & Carlos Martinez (4-1 2.60 ERA) for the
Who would you rather own: Francisco Liriano or Rubby de la Rosa?
Francisco Liriano was last SP to have 15 Ks in a game. He did it in 8 IP in loss to A's on 7/13/12, 2 weeks before being traded.
Series finale is tomorrow at 1:10 PM. It’s a duel of left-handers — Robbie Ray vs. Francisco Liriano.
Excited for this new era of Francisco Liriano based humor.
Francisco Liriano / Liriano, who has walked 14 batters in 15.1 innings, worked on
Pirates' Francisco Liriano: Works on mechanics in bullpen session
Francisco Liriano delivers the 1st pitch of the 2016 season. Baseball is officially underway.
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nice doing business with ya... I almost added Liriano to the deal since his first name is Francisco
Felix Hernandez (13) does NOT leads all starting pitchers in walks. He is second just behind Francisco Liriano, 14
If the Reds had Francisco Liriano none of this would have happened tonight.
He's like Francisco Liriano, but a position player.
Maybe I missed the conversation but what am I doing with Francisco Liriano?
Would you do Francisco Liriano for Justin Upton in a roto league, even though Upton is more expensive, points-wise?
Anyone else have Chris Archer, David Price, Francisco Liriano and Shelby Miller on their fantasy team? Let's just say it's not going well.
Francisco Liriano opens up series in San Diego on &
Francisco Liriano / Pirates notebook Pirates starters' pitch counts low but not by design
Starting pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates, Francisco Liriano started three games this season. He pitched a total of 15 innings walking 14.
Francisco Liriano roughed up in Tuesday start
Francisco Liriano roughed up in Tuesday start via
The Pirates are 18-1 in Francisco Liriano’s past 19 starts, dating back to June 26, 2015.
Francisco Liriano / Liriano's command issues continue as Pirates lose to Padres
Liriano walks five in rocky loss to Padres
ESPN - - Francisco Liriano owns the opener in multiple ways
Francisco Liriano / Liriano struggles with command, walks five
PITLiriano fans Myers, leaves the bases loaded Francisco Liriano gets out of trouble in the bottom of…
Francisco Liriano (hamstring) struggled in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Padres, walking five and surrendering four runs over...
Pirates’ Liriano struggles in loss to Padres: San Diego ­— Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano had a good ch...
Rotoworld - Liriano walks five in rocky loss to Padres
Liriano walks five in rocky loss to Padres - Francisco Liriano | PIT
Pirates (7-7) take early lead but can't hold on. Francisco Liriano 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 BB. RBIs from David Freese, John Jaso and Liriano.
Wil Myers at point of contact launching his 3rd home run of the season off Francisco Liriano.
Francisco Liriano has 14 walks in 15.1 innings this season
I almost thought my fantasy team would have a good day, but then Francisco Liriano imploded, putting any stop to that.
Who am I?. I'm the guy who faded Alex Wood & Francisco Liriano...and am still likely to lose most of my cash games. Holy bad bats!
Since July 12, Francisco Liriano’s batting average is .361, 101 points better than opponents’ batting average against…
Francisco Liriano had a 12.3% hard-hit rate last year ... better than his catcher, Francisco Cervelli!
If the season ended right now, Francisco Liriano would be both your Cy Young and MVP winner.
The Pirates rotation, per will be Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano, Jon Niese, Jeff Locke and Juan Nicasio.
[presents Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez] you were saying
RECAP: Francisco Liriano fans 3 in contest with Rays:
Francisco Liriano allowed two runs in three innings and Jameson Taillon gave up one in two frames as the lost to the Rays 5-1.
. I don't know. Gerrit Cole gives up runs in the first inning as does Francisco Liriano. They do OK
With the 1st pick of the 5th round, Belt Dat *** selects SP Francisco Liriano.
9️⃣ days until pitchers/catchers first spring workout. Francisco Liriano ranked ninth in NL last year with 205 strikeouts.
"You jealous brah?" of your Francisco Liriano jersey when I'm clearly wearing a Cleveland Indians shirt? Nah, I'm good, brah
I'm Francisco Liriano, gonna be an ace tbh
SP Francisco Liriano has a 3.38 ERA for two straight seasons and at least a 9.7 K/9 the last two years.
Better example may be Francisco Liriano's slider which has nearly identical pitch fx movement to Dickey's knuckler.
AJ Burnett, JA Happ, Mark Melancon, Francisco Liriano and so many more.
Pirates current rotation right now: Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano, Jon Niese, Jeff Locke, Allen Webster.Safe to say that'll change
Francisco Liriano is the first Pirates pitcher to have an ERA of 3.50 or lower in 3 straight seasons since Doug Drabek (90,91 & 92)
Pinch-hitter Austin Barnes grounds into a double play, and Francisco Liriano escapes a bases-loaded, one-out jam. 2-2 tie.
Eduardo Escobar, part of the return from the sox for 2 months of Francisco Liriano, has 4 more RBI than Adam LaRoche, and just two fewer HR
Francisco Liriano's cousin, Santiago Casilla, is in for the save opp. -RI
Francisco Liriano has more RBIs since July 12 than Carlos Gomez, Matt Wieters, Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss.
RECAP: fall to Pirates in series finale.
Can't believe I haven't followed someone who would throw out "noted hitting nihilist Francisco Liriano" - that is corrected,
the Francisco Liriano trot? Yeah, it was slow but nothing too exciting. Not surprised by the IT guys being wrong, though
timed Francisco Liriano's HR journey around the bases in 27.4 seconds.
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Did Francisco Liriano hit the most disinterested home run in baseball history on Saturday?
Schilling is probably the best thing about ESPNs broadcasts even if he doesn't know FRANCISCO Liriano's name.
Francisco Liriano's first career home run was an opposite-field, 3-run shot:
Watch: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano hit his first career home run
First career HR highlights Liriano's tough day -
The just gave up 34 runs in three games. Here's Francisco Liriano hitting a home run.
The Minnesota Twins have lost 16 of their last 22 games. Here's Francisco ... - Minneapolis Sun Times
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Highest strikeout total against the this season is 12, by Andrew Cashner and Francisco Liriano. Chris Archer at 8 Ks thru 3 IP.
The Pittsburgh Pirates did a great job yesterday and Francisco Liriano hits his 1st home run and he did a wonderful job yesterday.
Dodgers lean to the right against Francisco Liriano, Pirates
Pretty close! Francisco Liriano took his sweet time to the tune of 29.13 secs on his tater trot today
ICYMI: Francisco Liriano hit his first career home run on Saturday but left Pittsburgh's win early
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Thank you Francisco Liriano for buying my family today!
Andrew McCutchen goes 3-3 and P Francisco Liriano hits 1st career HR as Pirates top Dodgers, 6-5.
After more than 145 at-bats in the bigs, pitcher Francisco Liriano finally went deep
Francisco Liriano hits first career homer, leaves early in Pirates winded
Francisco Liriano hit a 3-run homer, Joe Blanton tossed 3 scoreless innings and the beat the Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday afternoon.
And the welcome Matt Latos back to with a 3 R HR by pitcher Francisco Liriano!!
Hey Matt Latos just gave up a 3-run homer to Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano.
Admittedly it's easy for me to say, but the Dodgers could have signed Francisco Liriano for less years and money than Brandon McCarthy.
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that he plans for Francisco Liriano to start as scheduled o...
.Francisco Liriano scratched due to undisclosed injury. Time to trade for Jeff Samardzija. Insurance arm.
Francisco Liriano on the hill; will wear black alternates versus Pirates last wore on Tuesday, 6/23.
Liriano goes eight strong in loss to Brewers - Francisco Liriano (S) Pittsburgh Pirates
Twins face veteran lefty in Pittsburgh: Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates when…
Victor Martinez is hitting .464 (13 for 28) with six doubles and a home run against Francisco Liriano. Will not start tonig…
People think Jean Segura is a better fantasy player than Francisco Liriano lol
Francisco Liriano, finalizing 3-year, $39M deal, source tells Club has not confirmed.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms that the Pirates are working to re-sign free agent Francisco Liriano.
Twins should offer Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage like a billion dollars. And then re-sign Francisco Liriano and trad…
My Cleveland Indians free agency wishlist: Michael Cuddyer or Michael Morse for RF, Sergio Romo in the bullpen, Francisco Liriano at SP.
Might Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy be good rotation replacements for Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez?
Volquez hopes to follow familiar script - Former Red wants to follow Francisco Liriano's path to postseason succes...
Pittsburgh gonna need Volquez and Cole to pitch like beasts. The X-factor: Francisco Liriano.
I understand this was prior to Liriano's last start, but these are strong points in favor of Liriano
take out all years besides 2006 and Francisco Liriano the best pitcher in the game
Seriously, how does a writer for ESPN mistake Francisco Liriano for Nelson Liriano?. One didn't even play in the 21st century.
Huh - former infielder, no relation to Francisco Liriano. Caple showing his age, having a senior moment.
.It's Francisco Liriano, not Nelson. Searage is great, but he can't turn a 50-yr-old ex-INF into a pitcher.
who's starting? Francisco Liriano since Cole pitched Sunday? Or will cole be rested enough?
Funny that Francisco Liriano isn't the first person with that last name to play for the Bucs. Faintly remember Nelson
Monday, September 22, 2014 39 minutes ago Jeter turns back clock with three-RBI night Derek Jeter rolled the clock back to enjoy his first three-RBI game since 2012 and Michael Pineda turned in his most dominant start in pinstripes, leading the Yankees to a 5-0 victory over the Orioles on Monday at Yankee Stadium.More» Jeter ties Gwynn with two-run double to left Comment (98) 0 Share 2 33 minutes ago Royals get 'split' with Tribe, close on Tigers Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings in his return to the Kansas City rotation and the Royals added a 2-0 victory over Cleveland to their postseason push on Monday night.More» Duffy gets out of a bases-loaded jam Comment (7) 0 Share 0 47 minutes ago Liriano's gem puts Bucs on cusp of playoffs Francisco Liriano struck out seven over six shutout frames and Andrew McCutchen went deep as the Bucs reduced their magic number to two with a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday at Turner Field.More» McCutchen breaks the deadlock with solo shot Comment (17) 0 Share 32 m ...
With a win today, Phil Hughes will be 1st Twins pitcher with at least 14 wins since Carl Pavano (17) & Francisco Liriano (14) did so in 2010
facing old Central Division nemesis in Francisco Liriano. Lifetime, they're 8-5 against him. His ERA? 5.99. Hot bats may continue.
well my team isn't that good I'd be keeping him over guys like Brandon Phillips/ Josh Hamilton / Francisco Liriano
Francisco Liriano and Adam Eaton will help down the stretch in fantasy baseball: … this week in head-...
Francisco Liriano pitched 5 solid innings and Starling Marte drove in 2 runs as the beat the Rockies 4-2
5/30/14: Scott Van Slyke breaks his bat over his knee in frustration after striking out against Francisco Liriano in the 6th inning
PIT 2 7 1 SD 3 1 0 San Diego (AP) -- It was a classic win by the punchless San Diego Padres. Everth Cabrera's bunt single in the first inning was the only hit Wednesday by the Padres, who still beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 thanks to Francisco Liriano's wildness. ''That's Padres baseball right there,'' Cabrera said with a big grin. The Padres hit only two balls out of the infield: one that was caught by an outfielder and the other was a sacrifice fly that was caught by second basemanJosh Harrison in short right. ''There are lot of ways to win a baseball game and that was one of them,'' said manager Bud Black, who has presided over two of the three victories in franchise history in which the Padres had only one hit. San Diego won 1-0 at San Francisco on April 20, 2010, when Jonathan Sanchez and Sergio Romo combined on a one-hitter. San Diego beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on July 19, 1975, when Steve Stone and Tom Dettore had a combined one-hitter. ''You never know what's going to happen in a big league ...
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Wandy Rodriguez, Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano have combined for 0 wins in 2014 season. To be fair, Morton has 3.45 ERA.
Wandy Rodriguez seems determined to 1-up Francisco Liriano's performance from last night.
It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano and Stephen Strasburg, who returned from elbow
If we could catch some breaks, we wouldn't have to worry about hitting. In the April 29 game Reds playing against the Cubs, Billy Hamilton scored a run in the 1st inning without the Reds getting a hit. He walked, stole 2nd, went to 3rd on a wild pitch, and came home on a sac fly. Three of Hamilton’s 13 runs so far this season have been scored without a hit. On April 21, he led off the second inning against Francisco Liriano with a walk. He then stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, waited out another walk, and scored on a second wild pitch. On April 21, again with Liriano on the mound, Hamilton was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on a groundout back to the pitcher (he had been trying to steal), and scored on a fielder’s choice. :-D
Ike will like his fresh start with the Pirates After disappointing tenure with Mets, he'll have chance to shine in Pittsburgh: Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has had so many of these smart, under-the-radar moves pay off that it's easy to believe in this latest one. His new first baseman, Ike Davis, is a mere 27 years old, a former first-round Draft pick and a player with a very, very high ceiling. We'll get back to him in a bit. Huntington has a good track record with these kinds of moves. He believed in A.J. Burnett at a time when a lot of people didn't. Huntington, at least, thought Burnett was worth a gamble. Burnett resurrected his career in Pittsburgh, and along the way, helped resurrect a franchise, too. Huntington has gotten tremendous return from plenty of others, too -- Francisco Liriano, Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Jeff Karstens, etc. As good as the Pirates have been in producing homegrown talent, they would not have gone to the playoffs last season for the first time since 1992 withou ...
Likes and dislikes for today's later games: You wouldn't think the Dan Uggla-Stephen Strasburg matchup would be a good one for the Braves' whiff-prone 2B. But quite surprisingly, Uggla is 11-for-27 with 2 HR and 8 RBI v. the Nats' ace. And not so surprisingly, he has struck out 10 times. The lefties -- Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward -- also have very solid numbers v. Strasburg. Bryce Harper is off to a poor start, with two strikeouts in each of his first four games. But he is 5 for 10 v. Julio Teheran. Leadoff man Denard Span is 7 for 15. I'm always leery of SPs v. the potent Cardinals offense, but Francisco Liriano was lights-out against them last year -- 2 runs in 24 IP. Pedro Alvarez had a big game last night and sets up well vs. Joe Kelly. Be careful with David Price against Texas, as his career ERA is 5+ against them -- albeit much of that damage was done in Arlington, not under the Tropicana Field dome. Alex Rios is 11 for 27, including 6 XBHs v. Price. Meanwhile, Nick Martinez will make his firs ...
Neil Walker, Francisco Liriano ... Sidney Crosby because he would have been really good had he played.
Cubs win the Spring Training finale 9-8 against the Dbacks. Bring on the regular season. Join us on Monday afternoon as the Cubs will open up on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Game time will be at 12:05 on WGN TV and WGN Radio. Opening Day matchup will be Jeff Samardzija vs Francisco Liriano.
Looks like beyond Braun & Beltre, I'm going to have Brandon Morrow & Francisco Liriano on all my teams. Chris Archer too
But his teammates didn't play as well as Francisco Liriano, Pedro Alvarez, and Jason Grilli, so let's not give him the MVP.
Congratulations to a couple of Pittsburgh Pirates for winning individual awards: Yesterday, pitcher Francisco Liriano captured the National League's Comeback Player of the Year Award. Today, manager Clint Hurdle became the National League Manager of the Year. Both are very well deserved, and now we just have to wait for the big one, Cutch MVP!!!
Congrats to Clint Hurdle named Manager of the Year and Francisco Liriano as Comback Player of the Year. Next up Andrew McCutchen as MVP?
Who to cheer for now, with Pittsburgh and former Twins Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano eliminated from the baseball playoffs?
I found myself in tears on many occasions this baseball season...none of which were induced by sadness but rather pride, joy and relief. Pride as I watched a city unite to shake the walls of PNC Park. Joy as the playoff champagne was popped. Relief as the memories of Sid Bream were erased by win and the memories of Derek Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Matt Stairs, Rod Barajas, Matt Morris, Matt Diaz, Ramon Vasquez, Raul get the point...were replaced by the memories of Russel Martin, Francisco Liriano, Justin Morneau and Marlon Byrd. This young group of Bucs brought the magic back to the north shore, but most importantly an entire generation back to baseball. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Pirates for bringing out the kid in me again and giving this great city a baseball team to be proud of! Looking forward to next year and many to come!
Looks like Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano are in a familiar spot: out of the playoffs in the first round. Well at least they got the Wild Card game win.
Red Sox move on to the ALCS (and thankfully, Detroit and Oakland still have to fly across the country to play a game 5 in Oakland before either team heads into Boston to take on the "Red Beards"...Great game from Jake Peavy (breaking out of his past struggles in the playoffs while w/ the Padres) and it was AWESOME to see Koji get redemption and revenge right away the night after giving up the walk off homer. That was KEY to retaining his ultra confidence and dominance going forward. So psyched!! Detroit with an injured Miggy Cabrera might be the easier foe (Even w/ Scherzer and Verlander in their rotation) though because those Oakland youngsters are SERIOUS challenges for ANY team w/ limited scouting reports, etc. Sonny Gray, Jarrod Parker, and Dan Straily are all scary as it brings back memories of past Sox teams struggling SO much against young pitchers just called up (Kazmir, Francisco Liriano, and many more if I put a lot of thought into it come to mind when they were newbies w/ Tampa Bay and Minnesot ...
Delmon Young, Francisco Liriano, Tori Hunter, David Ortiz, &Justin Morneau all have one thing in common. They are all glad they aren't Minnesota Twins. Delmon drove in the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.
10/5/13: Mike Matheny discusses facing Francisco Liriano and bouncing back after a tough loss and Joe Kelly talks about his Game 3 start
Some years the designs are better than others. I like the new MLB Playoff Merch designs this year. Now that my YANKS are out of it, I'm going to have to root for the PIRATES to make it to the World Series. One reason...there are 3 former ROCHESTER RED WINGS (Justin Morneau, Garrett Jones and Francisco Liriano) and 2 ex-YANKS (Russell Martin and A.J. Burnett) on the team. Go BUCS!
nick punto..Delmon Young..Justin Morneau...Francisco Liriano ..just to name a few former twins that are in the post season...
If marijuana is a "gateway. drug" then the Minnesota Twins are a gateway team. Congratulations Michael Cuddyer. And Francisco Liriano. And Justin Morneau.
CK Sports: Pirates beat Reds 6-2 on spectacular pitching by Francisco Liriano. Justin Morneau moves along with him to play St. Louis. Go ex Twins!
It's Buctober! Good Luck to Justin Morneau, Garret Jones, And of course the best slider in the game Francisco Liriano! Good Win!
FINAL from Pittsburgh: NL 6 2 Russell Martin homered twice, Marlon Byrd drove in 2 runs, including a homer and Francisco Liriano pitched 7 innings, allowing a single run on 4 hits. The Pirates (first playoff win since 1992) move on to the to face the NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Game 1's first pitch us scheduled for shortly after 4 PM Central, from Busch Stadium.
My new favorite team won the Wild Card! Congrats to Justin Morneau! And Francisco Liriano did a great job pitching! (way to go MN Twins on letting these 2 go-said with much sarcasm)
ESPN: "Francisco Liriano is the 1st Pirates pitcher to win a playoff game in his 1st season with the team since Tim Wakefield in 1992." .
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates who move on after beating the Reds 6-2 in the NL Wild Card game tonight! Francisco Liriano dealing, Russell Martin two home runs, Marlon Byrd a home run himself - what was the biggest moment of the night? Give MLB Roundtrip with Jeff Joyce and Mel Antonen a call at 866-MLB-ON-XM/866-652-6696
Neil Huntingdon is the reason the Pirates are here. Russell Martin, Francisco Liriano, Marlon Byrd. I still think Morneau will pay dividends. Thanks Neil.
The Reds have fallen to the Pirates by a score of 6-2. Russell Martin went 3 for 4 with 2 HR and 2 RBI, Marlon Byrd was 1 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBI and Francisco Liriano gave up only 1 Run and fanned 5 through 7 IP, picking up the win. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo shot for the Reds, and Jay Bruce had an RBI single. Johnny Cueto gave up 4 runs on 7 hits in just 3.1 innings of work and takes the loss. Pittsburgh will travel to St. Louis to kick off a best of 5 NLDS. -RYAN
Good to see the Twins' Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano lead them to victory in the playoffs tonight. Oh wait, the Twins traded both of them. We had Vance Worley and Chris Canthitaballo. Well played Terry Ryan, well played. featured in NBC s Science of Love
What a great night in Pittsburgh tonight. Funny how it was Russell Martin, Marlon Byrd, and Francisco Liriano who helped them win tonight. It brings back memories of when the Yankees made the playoffs in 1995. Let's Go Bucs!!!
Well it's very bittersweet watching Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano play well for a playoff team...
Congrats to Justin Morneau, Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates for winning the Wild Card and heading to PLAYOFFS in 21 years!!
And the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the NLDS! Amazing...Everything I said before the game came to fruition. Cueto was off his game, and Marlon Byrd and Russel Martin took advantage with solo HRs. Francisco Liriano was incredible on the mound tonight. Fans were awesome all night. Congratulations to them. Gonna be a great series with the Cardinals
Russell Martin bashed two homeruns, Marlon Byrd added a solo shot and a pair of RBI and Francisco Liriano dominated hitters though seven innings as the Pirates slammed the Reds 6-2 to advance to the National League Divisional Series. Pittsburgh Sports Report
Greg Mamary, Clint Hurdle, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, Marlon Byrd and Jason Grilli are in a relationship and we're consummating it as I type. LET'S GO BUCS!
It's great to see the Pirates taking it to the Reds tonight. So many former "big time past their prime" players on this Pirates roster and they are all contributing tonight. Francisco Liriano (I still wish my Giants hadn't traded him away when he was just starting up) is dealing. Russell Martin (love that he no longer wears the Dodger Blue) has 2 HRs already and Marlon Byrd has added a 2 run shot (big waiver wire deal right there). Can't wait to watch this Pirate club celebrate after they beat up on the Reds. -SA-
Is anybody else watching Francisco Liriano pitch one *** of a great Game...and Justin Morneau Get 2 Hits...All of This and its a Playoff Game ...Oh ya Bye the Way Michael Cuddeyer Just came off his Best year In the Majors and won the Batting Title...As a Deadicated and Frustrated Twins Fan I'm Happy For them...The Owners Should put a Full Page Ad in the Paper apologizing for putting a Triple A Team on the Field. I've Said it 3 yrs in a Row now but ...They get only get better because they Can't get Any Worse..So Another Season of Twins Baseball comes to a Close with us Wondering just where is this Team Headed. I'm Hoping that Terry Ryan has the Answer along with Gardy for a Product that we Can Put on the Field and Say ...That's A Baseball Team.Until Next Season I'll be Jumping on the Lynx Bandwagon...Peace and Blues.
Don Larsen and Roy Halladay need to make some room- Francisco Liriano is going to pitch a playoff no-hitter. Maybe even a perfecto.
I'm torn between wanting the Reds to win and wanting to see my old Minnesota Twins friends do well--Justin Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano!!!
So excited to see 3 of the greatest former play in tonight's WC game...Justin Moreau, Francisco Liriano, and Garret Jones...
Manager Clint Hurdle has chosen a nine-man pitching staff that includes starters Francisco Liriano, who will get the ball for the 8:07 p.m. ET game against the Reds, and Gerrit Cole, who will be available if early relief is needed. The rest of the bullpen will include the seven relief mainstays: Jeanmar Gomez, Bryan Morris, Vin Mazzaro, lefties Tony Watson and Justin Wilson, setup man Mark Melancon and closer Jason Grilli. As expected, the Bucs are going with three catchers -- Russell Martin, John Buck and Tony Sanchez -- and a full complement of infielders, with both Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez available behind starting first baseman Justin Morneau. The other infielders include Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes, Neil Walker, Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer. The only questionable call was on the fifth outfielder along with starters Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Marlon Byrd, and No. 4 outfielder Jose Tabata. The club chose Travis Snider -- who has three pinch-hit homers this season, over another lefty-h ...
Tonight's starting pitchers Francisco Liriano & Johnny Cueto both wear and are from the Dominican Republic
Craig Breslow, David Ortiz, Matt Capps, Jason Kubel, Torii Hunter, Grant Balfour, Pat Neshek, Jesse Crain, Delmon Young, Luis Ayala, Corky Miller, Drew Butera, Nick Punto, Garrett Jones, Francisco Liriano, Justin Morneau, Randy Choate.18 former Twins on the rosters of MLB Playoff bound teams... Good thing Gardy got a renewal, I know how tough it's been for him to have to work without any talent.
Pirates lose to Cubs, 4-2 . Francisco Liriano tiptoed along a tightrope for five innings. In the sixth, the Chicago Cubs knocked him off. Darnell McDonald's three-run home run in the sixth inning sent the Pirates to a 4-2 loss at Wrigley Field Tuesday, preventing them from sweeping the Cubs and clarifying their to-do list for the weekend. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta prevented the Pirates from threatening on offense for his six innings of work, and three Cubs relievers followed suit. To have any shot at winning the NL Central, the Pirates the need the Cubs to help them out. Only a Cubs sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis this weekend and a Pirates sweep of the Cincinnati Reds would pull the Pirates and Cardinals into a tie for first place and set up a 163rd regular-season game Monday at PNC Park to determine the division champion. The Pirates trail the Cardinals, who won Wednesday, by three games with three to play. Short of that, the task is simple, win the series against the Reds and the one-game wild-car ...
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Happy for my friends in Pittsburgh & for former Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano for the making the playoffs!
Congrats to Justin Morneau and Francisco Liriano on making the playoffs. Go Pirates.
Staff Writer With humble apologies to Ernest Thayer, the original author of “Casey at the Bat," here is my revised edition to recap Friday's thrilling win: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Cincinnati nine on Friday night; Pittsburgh fans were yelling, singing and dancing with all their might, The score stood 5 to 2 with the ninth inning yet to play; I sulked in my chair and moaned “we let this one get away." The crowd at PNC Park rose to its feet; Sensing the fate, the Reds would soon meet. Mark Melancon on the mound replacing Francisco Liriano; Pirate fans demonstrated more, confident the foe was done for. When Joey Votto fanned, my sulking turned to fright; Then Ryan Ludwick ripped a sharp single to right, All hope seemed lost, our tears nearly let loose; When the Bucs defense retired Jay Bruce. It is at moments of absolute despair, that fear can be beat; Jordy Mercer just threw Todd Frazier’s grounder into the seats; Cincinnati trailed 5 to 3 two outs let’s keep doing our part, Frazier wa ...
Good Morning FB Family and Friends. Its been a tough week with the Pirates closer Mark Melancon blowing 2 save opportunities with 2 outs. Last night was even worst since we had a 3 run lead going into the 9th. If anyone find our bullpen closers that did the job earlier this season please send them to PNC Park before 7:05 pm. Joey Votto's homer lifts Reds past Pirates 6-5, into Wild Card tie. Francisco Liriano pitched a splendid game thru 8 inning and it doesn't make sense why Clint Hurdle pulled him especially since our closer hasn't done well recently. Maybe Clint if you left Francisco in we would have won. Time to let it go. Tonight Reds Homer Bailey 11-10 vs Pirates AJ Burnett 8-11. Lets get back on track Bucco's starting tonight. Lets Go Bucs! Pitt at Duke today, current line is Pitt -4.0 and over/under 50.5. I'm hearing there there more Pitt fans than Duke fans at the game. Lets Go Pitt ! Tomorrow Steelers - Bears at Heinz Field. Current line Bears -2.0 and over/under 40.5. Here We Go Steelers, Here ...
Padres vs Pirates (68-80) (87-62) Monday 9/16, 4:05 PM PT at PNC Park, Game Preview At peak performance, Pirates welcome Padres Winners of six of last seven, first-place Bucs start Burnett vs. Cashner PITBurnett fans seven over 6 1/3 solid frames The Pirates are playing their best baseball when it matters most. Pittsburgh, knotted with St. Louis at the top of the National League Central, will play host to the Padres for a four-game series this week, and the Pirates will come into Monday's opener with six wins in their last seven games. The Pirates got a victory Sunday with their starting pitcher -- Francisco Liriano -- taking a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and with a pinch-hitter -- Justin Morneau -- coming through with the decisive hit. Morneau, acquired from Minnesota on Aug. 31, is batting .279 (12-for-43) with Pittsburgh. Monday's series opener will bring an interesting pitching matchup in Andrew Cashner and A.J. Burnett. Cashner, who was slowed in Spring Training by an offseason thumb injury, h ...
The Cubs fall to the Pirates this afternoon by a final of 3-2. Kyle Farnsworth picks up the W, Pedro Strop gets the L, Mark Melancon with the save. The Cubs couldn't touch Francisco Liriano until they picked up 3 straight hits in the 7th, including a long 2-run shot from Welington Castillo. Strop gave up a soft RBI single to Justin Morneau in the 8th for the game-winner. Cubs head to Milwaukee tomorrow night; a 7:10 first pitch in the opener.
Justin Morneau drives in the go-ahead run, giving Kyle Farnsworth the win in a game started by Francisco Liriano. Favorites overload.
Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs, Jordy Mercer had four hits and Francisco Liriano threw six strong innings...
Francisco Liriano is the Pedro Alvarez of pitchers. He's either great or awful. That's how you avoid no-decisions.
Francisco Liriano was an ace over 8 shutout innings and Garrett Jones drove in 4 runs as the Pirates beat the...
WIN 5-0 on a wonderfully played game all around. Huge night for Garrett Jones and Francisco Liriano.
Since making his Pirates debut on May 11, Francisco Liriano has posted a National League leading 14 wins.
Francisco Liriano and Joe Mauer may be the death of me
Pirates stop slide, extend division lead - Francisco Liriano is brilliant again and Jose Tabata nearly hits for th...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano continued his recent dominance with seven strong innings, and Jose Tabata...
Francisco Liriano threw seven shutout innings, Jose Tabata singled, tripled and homered and the Pirates got back...
Hmm what's the next Pirates shirt to my collection Alex Presley, Francisco Liriano, or someone else?
Francisco Liriano, Pedro Alvarez guide Pirates to rout of Cards - ESPN
Francisco Liriano's no hitter was broken up by Nationals Anthony Rendon & Ricky Nolasco' s no hitter was broken up by Blue Jays Brett Lawrie
Infield single by Anthony Rendon breaks up no-hit bid by Francisco Liriano with two out in B6
This is where the Extra Innings FREE preview comes in handy: Francisco Liriano has allowed . . in the 6th.
Francisco Liriano and Grant Balfour can both make a good All-Star case. We explore
Despite a 2-run HR by Scott Hairston, a complete game by Francisco Liriano and RBIs by Neil Walker, Garrett Jones, Russell Martin, Jose Tabata, and Andrew McCutchen helps the Pirates beat the Cubs 6-2. Cubs are 36-48.
Oh, hey, Francisco Liriano with the complete game win -- and he's on all 3 of my fantasy teams.
Watch on and as Francisco Liriano takes the ball for at Wrigley today at 4:05 ET:
MLB Game Picks - Friday: July 5, 2012 Two things yesterday kept it from being a great day and caused it to become just a decent day. The first was Josh Hamilton's home run in the ninth inning. I would have let Adam Wainwright finish the game. But hindsight is always 20/20. The second was that crazy game between the Mets and the Diamondbacks. My pick in that game had multiple chances to win and after fifteen innings (of course it was extra innings!) could not. Still, it was a very enjoyable day of baseball with day games galore. There is only one day game today as the Cubs play their traditional home day game on Friday. Here are Friday's picks: The Cubs over the Pirates: So let's go with those Cubbies then with Jeff Samardzija on the mound. He can shut down the Pirates' lineup and perhaps score two or three runs off of Francisco Liriano to squeak out a win. It is a stretch, but the Pirates will be tested before this year is out. The Phillies over the Braves: The Braves are so unpredictable. With a line ...
Francisco Liriano runs the bases like Jeff Suppan.
should trade for Francisco Liriano. We could package Kyle Blanks and Logan Forsythe. We need another strong pitcher
I have made a HUGE blockbuster fantasy trade. 14 players involved. 7 going each way. I am trading the following players" 1B/OF Adrian Gonzalez OF Adam Jones OF Andrew McCutchen RHP Felix Hernandez OF Coco Crisp RHP Ernesto Frieri LHP Francisco Liriano. I am acquiring: 1B Paul Goldschmidt 1B/OF Allen Craig OF Dom Brown RHP Zack Greinke RHP Julio Teheran LHP Mike Minor RHP Alex Cobb I made this trade for a number of reasons: I really wanted Dom Brown, and I want him on my team the next time he has tear like he did in May. Goldschmidt is having an amazing season. Greinke is just coming back from the DL, and his best days are ahead of him. Minor has been great all year. Cobb was pitching great before getting hit in the head the other day, but he will be back soon. Adrian Gonzalez plays in a pitcher friendly Dodger Stadium. I will miss Jones and McCutchen. Crisp I always thought was overrated. Frieri and Liriano have been good but not great.
Burnett bullies Cubs with help from El Toro: A.J. Burnett carried a shutout into the ninth, and though Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer, Burnett had plenty of support. Pedro Alvarez drove in three, two via a long home run, and Russell Martin also went deep for the 100th time in his career. Burnett carries shutout into ninth to top Cubs Pirates get to traditionally tough Samardzija to take Wrigley series. The magnitude of four runs is a matter of perspective. For Yasiel Puig, for instance, it is one swing. For A.J. Burnett, however, it is a typical month's worth of run support, making it more significant. And when it comes at the expense of Jeff Samardzija -- well, it grows exponentially. A four-run lead by the fourth inning against Samardzija certainly seemed insurmountable in the hands of Burnett, who turned it into a 6-2 victory by following Francisco Liriano's impressive series-opening performance with one of his own. Only difference: While Liriano did it for only seven innings in Friday's 2-0 shuto ...
Paul Goldschmidt hit a 2 out, 3 run homer in the 8th inning to turn a 1-0 Giants lead into a 3-1 victory for the Diamondbacks. Francisco Liriano pitched 7 inning of 2 hit shutout baseball, striking...
Francisco Liriano (10 K) has struck out all nine batters in batting order at least once each, struck out Derrick Robinson twice.
Just stop it with the Francisco Liriano nonsense
Yes, friends, it's time once again to hand our star-of-the-day awards for Wednesday! Let's start with Wednesday's top pitchers...the third star is C.J. Wilson of the Angels! In a 7-1 triumph over Seattle, C.J. recorded 10 strikeouts in 8 innings while giving up 6 hits and 1 run! Our second star is the Pirates' Francisco Liriano, who ran his record to 3-0 on the year with a 1-0 win over the Cubs! Francisco gave up just 2 hits over 7 innings and recorded 9 strikeouts as well! Cliff Lee of the Phillies reigns as our number-one star; Cliff tossed a complete-game 3-hit shutout over the Marlins! He also had 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in the 3-0 decision! By the way, a special mention goes to Tyler Lyons of the Cardinals, who won in his big-league debut! Tyler went 7 strong innings against the Padres, giving up 1 run on 4 hits in a 5-3 St. Louis win! Now on to our top sluggers...the number-three star is the Reds' Zack Cozart, who went 4-for-5 with 2 runs scored in a 7-4 win over the Mets! Chris Davis of the Oriole ...
Francisco Liriano continued his superb start, shutting out the Cubs on two hits over seven innings, and Garrett Jones knocked in the only Pirates run as Pittsburgh held off Chicago 1-0 at PNC Park Wednesday night. Pittsburgh Sports Report
TRADE AND TRANSACTION UPDATE - Before we get to the events of Week 7, just to catch up on two trades that happened this week. First, the Lake Nona Smokin Stogies, looking for cap space and bolstering the RP crew, trade mancrush Yovanni Gallardo and Addison Reed for Raphael Soriano... Later in the week, the San Diego Metrosexual DJ's after whining and complaining openly in the press about Rich Hansen's business tactics.. they settle for a one on one deal for Catcher/DH Victor Martinez, sacrificing long time Metro Fave and Stolen base king. Michael Bourn. There were a lot of pitchers streamed this week... some of the more interesting were Ubaldo Jiminez to the Stogies.. that could work out to be a longer term contract.. Carolina added one time ace Francisco Liriano trying to make a come back with the Pirates.. In the midst of their battle this week, Smelly picks up Nona's discarded Jose Quintana..and the Kilgores invest in Chris Carpenter who goes right to their DL... Vegas took Eric Young Jr, for some Roc ...
Given the success AJ Burnett & Francisco Liriano are having in the Pirates rotation, it's high time the club signs Brad Radke & Pat Hentgen.
Francisco Liriano and Yamaico Navarro have never been spotted in the same room together.
News Alarm: Francisco Liriano (P - Pit) Francisco Liriano (arm) will make his first start in a Pirates uniform at...
New How valuable is Eduardo Escobar?: When the Twins traded Francisco Liriano to the Chi...
All in all, a good start here this afternoon for Pedro Hernandez. He came over in the deal last summer for Francisco Liriano.
Francisco Liriano, out on the DL to start the year. So is Sean Marcum. Two more attractive pitchers with sketchy injury track records.
I guess Nelson Liriano and Francisco Cordova and Al Martin weren't available.
Come on. They went out and got not only Russell Martin, but Francisco Liriano. What more could they do?
Pirates | Francisco Liriano to throw Wednesday: Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) is scheduled to ...
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If he doesn't do well, then he gets replaced by Francisco Liriano who has the same upside in three two to four weeks.
Sunday's starter Pedro Hernandez was acquired in the Francisco Liriano trade with the White Sox last year. Had a 0.00 ERA in Spring Training
"place INF Brandon Inge on 15-day DL, along with pitchers Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton."
Pirates could be decent this year. Russell Martin was a good get, Francisco Liriano could be solid if he stays healthy.
Eduardo Escobar has won more games for the Twins so far this year than Francisco Liriano will win all month for the Pirates.
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Eduardo Escobar, who drove in winning run for Twins vs. Detroit on Wednesday, was acquired in Francisco Liriano trade with White Sox.
I think Escobar just beat the Tigers more than Francisco does that mean that trade was a win?
Eduardo Escobar erasing the memory of Francisco Liriano one game winner at a time.
Couple pre-game updates: Francisco Liriano threw 20 pitches off a mound Tuesday. He'll throw again Friday.
Huntington: Francisco Liriano expected back "sometime in May" after he gets stretched out. Karstens "making progress" w/ shoulder
Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Johan Santana, and Francisco Liriano are all starting the season on the Disabled List. Can't make it up.
place Brandon Inge, Charlie Morton, Francisco Liriano and Jeff Karstens on 15-day DL. Team hopeful Liriano/Morton ready by June 1.
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The place Brandon Inge, Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton on the DL; Opening Day roster is officially set.
Just a reminder... some of the guys who TORE up Spring Training last year: Ryan Raburn, Francisco Liriano, Eric Hosmer.
logo Pirates close to deal with Jonathan Sanchez Jonathan Sanchez is close to a deal with the word is, he's healthy and worked all winter on mechanics. — Jon Heyman (February 4, 2013 There are two ways to react to what would almost certainly be a minor league deal for Jonathan Sanchez. One is to shrug and say, "Well, I'd rather have Jonathan Sanchez in camp on a minor league deal for a tryout than Brian Bass. If Oliver Perez can become an effective LOOGY four years after ceasing to be a relevant big league pitcher it can happen to anyone." The second is to freak out and draw conclusions about Francisco Liriano's deal and/or health. I think it's safe to sit back and assume that the only way that Jonathan Sanchez ends up in Pittsburgh on Opening Day is if he pitches his way there, Liriano or no Liriano, so let's take a second and discuss the possibilities of that happening. Once upon a time, Sanchez was mentioned practically in the same breath as Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum as pitchers that were going to b ...
On today's show, Ben and Jason talked about the latest rumor involving Justin Upton and the Braves, the Matt Lindstrom, Francisco Liriano, and Delmon Young signings, and they each picked a team they feel would exceed expectations in 2012 and one that they think will not live up to expectations.
Like i think of Aktan w Beltre or Dutch, CatsAlex w Dan Haren, Grey w Francisco Liriano, Mike w Don Kelly...etc. (but i overthink so)
Francisco Liriano ready to pitch for Pittsburgh Pirates – MLB Update -...
ICYMI, I wrote about Francisco Liriano, Jeremy Bonderman, Scott Kazmir and Rich Harden for
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Breaking: Francisco Liriano signs w/ will appear on today's "Robby Incmikoski's After-School Hour" on Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
The Pirates were pretty active Saturday, signing Francisco Liriano to a two year deal and trading Joel Hanrahan and an undisclosed player to the Boston Red Sox for Jerry Sands, Stolmy Pimental and two players that have yet to be named. What do you think Pirate Fans, good moves, or not?
Francisco Liriano to the Pirates. 2 years $12.75 million.
Rich Harden, Bonderman, Scott Kazmir, and Francisco Liriano. What a day for injured pitchers!
Twins roll the dice on Rich Harden; Scott Diamond has surgery; Francisco Liriano goes to the Senior Circuit.
BREAKING NEWS: The Pirates have signed left-handed starting pitcher Francisco Liriano. The deal is reportedly worth $14 million for two years. The Pirates haven't confirmed the deal, however the deal is close to being final pending a physical. COP: 100 days
Reports: Francisco Liriano heads to the Pirates, Rich Harden to the Twins and Casey McGehee to Japan. News update coming up with LaurenShehadi at 1pE.
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Pirates had Oliver Perez and now Francisco Liriano, the new Oliver Perez.
have signed Francisco Liriano, according to Minn. Star-Tribune …
I hope the Pirates just signed good Francisco Liriano and not bad Oliver Perez
"As I said to Sandy, I would like Francisco Liriano as a potential target for back of Mets rotation" why'd u talk toa hurricane
If the Padres don't sign Edwin Jackson then their next best free agent options are Kyle Lohse, Shaun Marcum, and Francisco Liriano.
What happened this week, and where do the Cubs go from here? Expect to hear names like Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Villanueva, and Francisco Liriano.
Red Sox Interested In Shaun Marcum, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Anibal Sanchez The Red Sox have an obvious need for a fifth starter — not necessarily a No. 5 starter — and they're willing to exhaust all of their options in looking to solidify their rotation. Boston has shown an interest in Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Anibal Sanchez, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net.
If we were to assume that health care costs were contained to a 3% annual increase for the next 42 years, Canadians will spend roughly 10.88 trillion to provide care over that period of time. If we assume that John Ivison from the National Post is correct on his costing estimate on the F35 then the cost over the same time period would be .o46 trillion. That means that for every dollar spent on aerial defence and security that Canadians will spend $237 on health care, which demonstrates how perspective on these things matter.
MLB - The Yankees are listening to offers for Granderson, Hughes and Nova - Jeff Francis’ one-year deal with Rockies worth $1.5 million - The Yankees offer to Kevin Youkilis is $12 million - Rays sign outfielder Jason Bourgeois to minors deal - Twins have offers out to Francisco Liriano, Joe Saunders - Yankees, Twins and Reds interested in Jack Hannahan - Orioles ink Conor Jackson to minor league contract - Cubs sign Nate Schierholtz to one-year, $2.25M contract - Rockies re-sign left-hander Jeff Francis to one-year deal - Report: Angels sign Joe Blanton for two years, $15 million - Nationals “remain confident they will get” Adam LaRoche - Andrew Cashner injures right thumb in hunting accident, needs three-month recovery -Brandon
I'd rather have two out of Shaun Marcum, Carlos Villanueva, and Francisco Liriano for $11m/season than Shane Victorino.
Twins reportedly talking to Francisco Liriano about 1-yr. deal. Another interesting option could be KC, as they look for rotation help.
LF Alex Gordon, 1B/RF Nick Swisher, LHP Francisco Liriano. My stove is so hot right now.
I feel like a few guys you could get as bargains this winter are James Loney, Francisco Liriano, Melky Cabrera as they try to restore value
In '13 top 50 FA predictions, he guesses that the will sign Ortiz, Ross, Melky Cabrera, Stephen Drew & Francisco Liriano
Brady Anderson, Matt Cain, Bryce Harper, Cesar Izturis, Francisco Liriano, Mike Mussina, Vernon Wells, Brian Wilson, Michael Young...all Hagerstown Suns alum. Great group of talent...put the current players on a team in the majors and you are loaded.
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Leyson Septimo and Francisco Liriano warming in the bullpen
Detroit Tigers(81-72) vs. Kansas City Royals(70-83) DET-Anibal Sanchez(8-13 4.14) KC-Bruce Chen(11-12 5.22) 7:05 Comerica Park Detroit MI The White Sox play the Indians today in the 2nd game of a 3 game set at U.S. Cellular. Francisco Liriano goes for CHW and Corey Kluber goes for CLE. First pitch is 1:10, the Tigers are 1 game back of CHW.
Madison Bumgarner is a strong contender. Francisco Liriano also very good
This is funnier than relying on Francisco Liriano to pitch u to the playoffs
Trevor Plouffe's two-run homer ended former teammate Francisco Liriano's no-hit bid, but the Twins still lost.
Lefty, Righty Balance Sox fans have to be encouraged after Francisco Liriano's performance against his former team. Francisco allowed only a two run homer, the only hit the Twins could manage against him over seven innings. Sox win 5-3. When Liriano came into the league, Johan Santana was flying high in North Star land, one of the best hurlers in all of baseball. Liriano came into the majors with a lot of fan fare, and led the minor leagues in strikeouts his only year in the minors. Liriano has always been capable, but injuries have kept slowing his progress to return to the form he had when he first walked a mound in the majors. The Minnesota Twins initially purchased Liriano's contract in exchange for a deal which involved shipping AJ Pierzynski from the Twins to the SF Giants. Weird, they're both on the same team, one calling the signals and the other delivering. Anyway, Liriano was dazzling when he first came up. In his first year he was so good (12-3 with a 2.19 ERA) that people were talkin ...
Said if you’re desperate grab Francisco Liriano, Jeremy Guthrie, & Ivan Nova, but official was Kyle Kendrick of course
Fantastic spot starts by Wandy Rodriguez and Francisco Liriano
Francisco Liriano carried a no-hitter into the seventh and Paul Konerko blasted a two-run homer to pace the White Sox offense in a 5-3 win over Minnesota Saturday afternoon.
White Sox LHP Francisco Liriano strikes out 9 in 7 innings to earn victory over ex-team Twins
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