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Pirates | Francisco Liriano wins again

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:06:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano gave up two unearned runs and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, as the Pirates knocked off the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Sunday, Aug. 23. Pittsburgh is 10-0 in Liriano's last 10 starts dating back to June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Needless to say, Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) should be started in FantasyScore while he is this hot in the Pirates lineup. He hasn't gotten the decision every time in this stretch, but when you're on a five-game winning streak you want to ride it as long as possible.

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Giants | Brandon Belt not starting Sunday

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:55:01 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is not starting Sunday, Aug. 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. C Buster Posey is at first base and C Andrew Susac is catching, and Posey is batting third against Pirates SP Francisco Liriano.

Fantasy Tip: Belt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) appears to be the victim of a lefty vs. lefty matchup in this game, as he hits .237-4-14 against left-handed pitching. Posey ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) hits .455 against Liriano, so he should definitely be in your FantasyScore lineup if you need a catcher.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano looks to stay hot

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:41:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano is scheduled to face the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Aug. 18. He is 4-0 with a 3.06 ERA in eight starts since his last loss June 20 against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is worth a roll of the dice in FantasyScore since he has been on fire lately. In his previous start against the Diamondbacks he allowed just two hits with six walks and seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a win in Arizona April 26.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano ready for next start

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:52:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (armpit) threw a 34-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Aug. 11, and said he is ready to start against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) left his start early Saturday, Aug. 8, after feeling discomfort near his right armpit. It is a tough matchup against the Cardinals, so while Liriano has been excellent this season, he could have a difficult time returning the four-point win bonus at FantasyScore. View him as a high-risk, high-reward option in daily contests Thursday.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano to start Saturday

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:29:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make his next scheduled start Saturday, Aug. 8, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, Aug. 4. Liriano worked two innings Monday, Aug. 3, against the Chicago Cubs, but the work was washed out by rain and the statistics did not count. Hurdle will use the rainout to break up his three left-handed pitchers who were slotted to start consecutively.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) should be well rested for Saturday's outing, but facing the Dodgers is not exactly favorable for FantasyScore purposes. You might want to go another way.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano has start postponed

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:57:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed one hit with one walk and three strikeouts in his start Monday, Aug. 3, against the Chicago Cubs, but his start was washed out when the game was postponed. None of the statistics will count.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is expected to pitch over the weekend unless manager Clint Hurdle mixes up his rotation to move Liriano up. FantasyScore players received another tough reminder Monday why you must always double-check the weather report and stay away from outdoor trouble spots.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano sinks original team

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:55:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed three runs - two earned - while scattering 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a win Wednesday, July 29, against the Minnesota Twins, his original MLB team. He also struck out four and did not walk any batters.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is unbeaten in three decisions over his past six starts dating back to June 20, allowing two or fewer earned runs in each of the six outings. He is a solid FantasyScore option, especially when the matchup is a favorable one.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano strong in return

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:37:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) allowed one run on three hits and struck out 11 in six innings in a win over the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 23, after being scratched from his previous start with a neck injury.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) lowered his ERA to 2.91, and he has allowed two runs or less in eight of his last 10 starts, including five straight. Unless he is facing one of the best offense in the league, don't hesitate to start him at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano cleared for next start

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:39:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) passed all physical tests and was cleared to start against the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 23. He took an early flight back to Pittsburgh Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) has a 2.98 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 1.03 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 for the season but only five wins. He has done his part on the mound, but his offense has left him out to dry a lot. Given his health, FantasyScore players should view the lefty as a risky start Thursday. Although, the Washington lineup is riddled with injuries.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano expected to pitch

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:27:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 23, after he threw a side session Monday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) missed his last start because of a problem with his neck, but it appears he is ready to return. Liriano has pitched well this season and could be a solid option on FantasyScore if he does not have any setbacks.

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