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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Bill West

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Stephen J. Nesbitt

Pirates | Francisco Liriano scratched

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:11:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) was scratched Saturday, July 18, and SP Vance Worley will start in his place. Liriano was scratched with neck tightness.

Fantasy Tip: Worley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is up against it with his matchup against the Cincinnati Reds. It questionable whether he's stretched out enough to go very deep in the game. Avoid on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano finally tops Tigers

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:43:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano picked up his second win against the Detroit Tigers since 2010, Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks, while striking out five. That's now two strong outings by Liriano, since he allowed five earned runs June 20, against the Washington Nationals. Liriano will be a top option Tuesday, July 7, against the San Diego Padres.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano whiffs a dozen

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:12:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed just two hits with a walk over eight scoreless innings in a win Monday, June 15, against the Chicago White Sox. He also posted 12 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano has lasted at least seven innings in each of his three outings in the month of June, going 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA while posting 24 strikeouts over 23 innings. At $7,500 (or 15.0% of cap) he is a must-play in FantasyScore while running hot.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano looks to stay hot

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:23:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano is scheduled to start Tuesday, June 8, against the Milwaukee Brewers and he looks for his fourth consecutive victory. Liriano has struck out 29 batters over his past 19 innings and he has never lost to the Brewers at PNC Park as a member of the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($7,400; or 14.8% of cap) is a must-start in FantasyScore due to his dominance at home against the Brewers.

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