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Pirates | Francisco Liriano nabs fourth win

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:49:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano improved to 4-3 after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in his start Tuesday, May 24. He tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on two hits and five walks. He also had two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano didn't really have his command on this night, as he walked five batters for the third time this season, but fortunately for him, the offense provided three runs in the first inning to make things a bit easier. He's now allowed two runs or fewer in three of four starts this month, so while his current season numbers are off from his usual output, the left-hander is still worth deploying in fantasy on a regular basis.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano suffers hard-luck loss

Wed, 18 May 2016 19:14:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (3-3) allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 18, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano bounced back from a disastrous performance against the Chicago Cubs in his last outing and pitched well enough to win Wednesday, but Julio Teheran was even more dominant. He has four quality starts in his last five games and will make his next start versus the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 24.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano struggles Friday

Fri, 13 May 2016 18:43:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (3-2) allowed eight runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 13, with four walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano allowed three home runs in a start that was his worst of the 2016 season by far. Despite this rough outing, he should be viewed as a strong fantasy play for his next scheduled appearance against the light-hitting Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 18.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh rotation update after PPD

Tue, 10 May 2016 22:37:44 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates will use SP Juan Nicasio Wednesday, May 11, against the Cincinnati Reds after the game Tuesday, May 10, was rained out. SP Francisco Liriano will work in the series opener Friday, May 13, against the Chicago Cubs, followed by SP Jeff Locke Saturday, May 14, and SP Gerrit Cole Sunday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio has the best matchup, as he faces the lowly Reds. Locke has the worst luck of the four, as he'll now draw Jake Arrieta in Saturday's game, rather than facing Jason Hammel Friday.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano fans 10 in win

Fri, 06 May 2016 20:33:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out 10 over seven innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 6, improving to 4-0 with a 2.07 ERA in six starts at Busch Stadium.

Fantasy Tip: After an uneven start to the year, Liriano has been stout in his last two outings. The strong strikeout totals further boost his value. He is a matchup play in daily formats and a must-start in seasonal formats.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano nets second win

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:50:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano picked up his first win since the opening game of the season Saturday, April 30, in a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He held the Reds to five hits and struck out six while walking none after allowing 17 walks in his first four starts.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano closed out April the same way he opened it, but there are a few caution flags. If Liriano walks this many batters in the next few starts he could hit a slump. Still, all it has cost Liriano is one loss and a couple of no-decisions, He remains a strong pitcher in fantasy circles.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano works on mechanics

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:58:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano is fully healed from his hamstring ailment and was focusing on his mechanics with pitching coach Ray Searage in his latest bullpen session. "He's got to make sure that he commits to his front side, that front arm, and he's got to keep his head on line," Searage said. "If he keeps his head on line all the way through and finishes the pitch, then he can pull off. But if he has that pull-off as he's coming down, it knocks off his timing and his release point."

Fantasy Tip: Aside from his first start of the year, Liriano has been shaky, allowing seven earned runs and walking nine in his last two outings. He may still not be 100% healthy, either, and a start on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend is a scary proposition. You may want to hold Liriano out until he returns to form and limits the free passes.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano to start Tuesday

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:49:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (hamstring) felt good during his bullpen session Saturday, April 16, and stated that he will make his next scheduled start versus the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano has a favorable matchup against the Padres, who are ranked near the bottom of the league in most major offensive categories. The 32-year-old southpaw is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two starts, with nine walks and 13 strikeouts over 11 innings.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano talks hamstring

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:54:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (hamstring) said he is not concerned about his hamstring after he felt soreness during the final couple pitches of his recent bullpen session. Liriano added the injury will be approached in a day-to-day manner.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano is a viable mid-rotation arm for fantasy rosters with more value in deeper leagues. He has 13 strikeouts through 11 innings to start the season and a 3.25 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 9.6 K/9 over 88 career starts with the Pirates dating back to 2013. Liriano should be ready to return to the hill sooner than later, but you'll still want to stay tuned for updates.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano to miss start

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:08:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong will start Wednesday, April 13, versus the Detroit Tigers. He's filling in for SP Francisco Liriano (hamstring), who has right hamstring discomfort and is being considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong will be making his first start as a Pirate in his second tenure with the club, but he's someone that should be avoided in just about all fantasy formats. Aside from his inconsistency, the 38-year-old will have an ultra-tough assignment, as Detroit currently sports one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball. As for Liriano, it looks like he'll be OK for his next start.

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