|Oct. 7 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates hope Liriano won't have to pitch until Friday. Still, the Pirates placed Liriano on the 25-man roster for Wednesday night's wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs should starter Gerrit Cole falter or the contest go deep into extra innings.
Analysis: The Pirates went with 16 position players and nine pitchers for the elimination game between the teams with the second and third best record in the majors.
|Sep. 27 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Liriano pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 4-0 for their eighth straight victory.
Analysis: Liriano (12-7, 3.27 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his last four starts. He is also 5 for 10 at the plate in those games and had two singles Saturday.
|Sep. 20 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET21:02 ET1:02 GMT9:02 6:02 PM MST8:02 PM EST8:32 PM VEN5:02 UAE (+1)8:02 PM CT-Liriano notched his 11th win Saturday after a strong showing against the Dodgers.
Analysis: Liriano gave up two runs over seven innings in the 3-2 victory and is 7-1 in his last 15 starts.
|Sep. 9 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Liriano pitched six shutout innings as he finally beat the Reds on his 11th try, leading Pittsburgh to a 7-3 victory on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Liriano came into the game 0-5 in 10 regular season starts against Cincinnati, the only team he had faced but hadn't beaten during his career.
|Aug. 24 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Liriano earned his fifth consecutive win Sunday night with a 5-2 victory against San Francisco.
Analysis: Liriano (9-6, 3.23 ERA) gave up two unearned runs in 5 1-3 innings.
|July 18 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST6:50 PM VEN3:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Liriano was scratched minutes before the start of Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to neck tightness.
Analysis: There was no immediate word on the severity of Liriano's injury. Liriano (5-6) had made all 18 of his previously scheduled starts this year. Vance Worley (3-4) was tabbed as his replacement, which set off two lineup changes for the Brewers, who wanted to take advantage of the right-hander.
|July 3 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Liriano shut down Detroit for seven innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates finished a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win Thursday.
Analysis: Since pitching eight shutout innings in a 2-0 win over Detroit for Minnesota on April 27, 2010, Liriano had faced the Tigers 14 times - 11 as a starter - and gone 1-9. "I just had to go out there and forget everything that has happened with the Tigers," he said.
|June 16 5:33 PM PT6:33 PM MT7:33 PM CT8:33 PM ET20:33 ET0:33 GMT8:33 5:33 PM MST7:33 PM EST8:03 PM VEN4:33 UAE (+1)7:33 PM CT-Liriano won for the third time in five starts Monday, matching a season-high with 12 strikeouts while limiting the White Sox to two hits over eight innings in an 11-0 victory.
Analysis: Liriano is enjoying another strong year for the Pirates, improving to 4-5 with a 2.94 ERA.
|June 10 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Liriano recorded his fourth straight quality start Tuesday versus Milwaukee, but took his fifth loss of the season.
Analysis: Liriano, who gave up three runs over eight innings in a 4-1 defeat, is 3-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 12 games.
|June 4 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Liriano won for the second time in three starts Wednesday at San Francisco, limiting the Giants to one run over seven innings.
Analysis: Liriano appears to have righted himself, stringing together three straight quality starts after posting an 8.80 ERA in his previous three outings.
|May 30 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Liriano pitched six scoreless innings and fanned 11 on Friday night but was denied a win when San Diego rallied for a 6-2 victory.
Analysis: Liriano (2-4, 3.47 ERA) has allowed one run in 12 innings in his last two starts while striking out 23 batters.
|May 25 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Liriano allowed a run and six hits in six innings while striking out 12 in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Liriano snapped his three-start losing streak, and the strikeout total was a season high as he became the third straight Pittsburgh starter to fan at least 10 batters. Dating to 1914, no team has had four straight starters accomplish the feat.
|May 3 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Liriano limited the Cardinals to a run and three hits in eight innings of Saturday's 2-1 11-inning loss.
Analysis: The left-hander lowered his opponent batting average to .130, but his run-support average of 2.51 is denying him victories.
|Apr. 27 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-Liriano allowed two hits in 6 1-3 innings of Sunday's 8-0 victory over Arizona.
Analysis: Liriano struck out seven and has 30 Ks in 24 1-3 innings. The problem is he also walked six and is back to his old self with 4.44 walks per nine innings.
|Apr. 7 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Liriano allowed two runs, two hits and struck out seven in seven innings Monday.
Analysis: Liriano is a solid option to provide fantasy depth.
|Mar. 17 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Liriano is set to start on opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Clint Hurdle made the announcement Tuesday. The Pirates begin the regular season on April 6 at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Liriano will be the first Pirates pitcher to start on opening day in consecutive seasons since Oliver Perez in 2005-06.
|2005||Min||1||2||0 - 0||6||4||0||23.2||19||15||15||4||7||0||33||1.10||5.70|
|2006||Min||12||3||1 - 1||28||16||0||121.0||89||31||29||9||32||0||144||1.00||2.16|
|2008||Min||6||4||0 - 0||14||14||0||76.0||74||40||33||7||32||1||67||1.39||3.91|
|2009||Min||5||13||0 - 0||29||24||0||136.2||147||93||88||21||65||0||122||1.55||5.80|
|2010||Min||14||10||0 - 0||31||31||0||191.2||184||77||77||9||58||0||201||1.26||3.62|
|2011||Min||9||10||0 - 0||26||24||1||134.1||125||81||76||14||75||1||112||1.49||5.09|
|2012||Min||3||10||0 - 0||22||17||0||100.0||89||63||59||12||55||4||109||1.44||5.31|
|2012||CWS||3||2||0 - 0||12||11||0||56.2||54||34||34||7||32||1||58||1.52||5.40|
|2012||Tot||6||12||0 - 0||34||28||0||156.2||143||97||93||19||87||5||167||1.47||5.34|
|2013||Pit||16||8||0 - 0||26||26||2||161.0||134||54||54||9||63||0||163||1.22||3.02|
|2014||Pit||7||10||0 - 0||29||29||0||162.1||130||68||61||13||81||3||175||1.30||3.38|
|2015||Pit||12||7||0 - 0||31||31||0||186.2||155||75||70||15||70||1||205||1.21||3.38|
|Career||88||79||1 - 1||254||227||3||1350.0||1200||631||596||120||570||11||1389||1.31||3.97|
|2009||Min||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||2.0||1||2||1||1||1||0||1||4.50|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||2.0||1||2||1||1||1||0||1||4.50|
|2010||Min||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||6||4||4||0||3||0||7||6.35|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||6||4||4||0||3||0||7||6.35|
|2013||Pit||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.0||7||3||3||0||3||0||10||2.08|
|WC||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||4||1||1||0||1||0||5||1.29|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||3||2||2||0||2||0||5||3.00|
|Career||1||0||0 - 0||4||3||0||20.2||14||9||8||1||7||0||18||3.48|