|Aug. 13 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros lost to the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Saturday. Liriano did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.91 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.|
|Aug. 10 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Houston Astros lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Wednesday. Liriano did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.98 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.|
|Aug. 6 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Francisco Liriano fell to 6-7, allowing one run on one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday. Liriano struck out one, ending the game with a 6.02 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.|
|Aug. 4 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Francisco Liriano fell to 6-6, allowing two runs - one earned - on one hit and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the Houston Astros lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday. Liriano did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.96 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano, who pitched in relief for the first time all season, was disappointed he didn't make a better impression in his Astros debut after a trade from Toronto on Monday. ''I was trying to do a little too much,'' he said. ''That's not the first game you want to have. Try and keep my head up and come ready to play tomorrow.''
|July 31 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-The Astros have acquired Liriano from the Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Nori Aoki and outfield prospect Teoscar Hernandez.
Analysis: Liriano (6-5, 5.88 ERA) hasn't had a good season as part of Toronto's rotation, though he's been effective against left-handed hitters by holding them to a .226 average and a .605 OPS. That's what appealed to the Astros, who plan to use the veteran southpaw in a specialty relief role come playoff time.
|July 29 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Saturday. Liriano struck out four, ending the game with a 5.88 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano, who has an 8.48 ERA in eight road starts, is next scheduled to take the ball Friday in Houston. In his only start of the season against the Astros on July 6, the left-hander gave up three runs and nine hits in six innings of a 7-4 win.
|July 24 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Francisco Liriano improved to 6-5, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Monday. Liriano struck out five, ending the game with a 5.99 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After allowing seven earned runs in a combined 3 2/3 innings in his previous two outings, Liriano started on three days rest, moving up to take the turn of an injured Aaron Sanchez.
|July 20 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Liriano allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits and one walk in 1.2 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Thursday. Liriano struck out one, ending the game with a 6.15 ERA and 1.72 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano got just five outs, allowing three runs in the second.
|July 15 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET21:20 ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST8:50 PM VEN5:20 UAE (+1)8:20 PM CT-Francisco Liriano (neck) will make Thursday's scheduled start at Boston.
Analysis: The left-hander's status had been in question after he was removed from his previous start in the third inning with neck tightness. Liriano owns a shabby 6.04 ERA for the season and isn't a recommended fantasy option on the road against the AL East leaders.
|July 7 8:07 AM PT9:07 AM MT10:07 AM CT11:07 AM ET11:07 ET15:07 GMT23:07 8:07 AM MST10:07 AM EST10:37 AM VEN19:07 UAE10:07 AM CT-Francisco Liriano improved to 5-4, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday. Liriano struck out four, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.|
|July 1 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET19:50 ET23:50 GMT7:50 4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST7:20 PM VEN3:50 UAE (+1)6:50 PM CT-Francisco Liriano fell to 4-4, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday. Liriano struck out four, ending the game with a 5.66 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.|
|June 26 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Francisco Liriano improved to 4-3, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Sunday. Liriano struck out two, ending the game with a 5.46 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano is 2-1 with a 4.55 ERA in five starts since returning from a sore shoulder earlier this month. Though not spectacular numbers, the fact that the left-hander has issued just eight walks in 27 2/3 innings since coming back is encouraging. He walked 17 in 21 1/3 innings prior to landing on the DL on May 11.
|June 21 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Francisco Liriano fell to 3-3, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Tuesday. Liriano struck out three, ending the game with a 5.76 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano has made 11 starts this season and finished six innings in just two of those. He has an 8.53 road ERA.
|June 14 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Wednesday. Liriano struck out nine, ending the game with a 5.36 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the season.|
|June 7 5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET20:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST7:30 PM VEN4:00 UAE (+1)7:00 PM CT-Liriano allowed four runs - three earned - on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Liriano struck out five, ending the game with a 5.87 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the season.
|June 2 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Francisco Liriano improved to 3-2, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees 7-5 on Friday. Liriano struck out five, ending the game with a 5.94 ERA and 1.80 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano came off the DL after dealing with shoulder inflammation and made his first start since May 10.
|May 11 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Liriano (shoulder inflammation) has come off the DL to start Friday against the Yankees.
Analysis: Liriano allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in two innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Indians 8-7 on May 10. He went on the DL the following day. Control problems have plagued Liriano, who has issued 23 walks in 28 1/3 innings while going 2-2 with a 6.35 ERA in seven starts. The erratic lefty is still averaging over a strikeout per inning, though that's the only fantasy category in which he's been an asset.
|May 10 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET23:26 ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST10:56 PM VEN7:26 UAE (+1)10:26 PM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in 2.0 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Wednesday. Liriano did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.35 ERA and 1.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Control problems continue to plague Liriano, who walked five while lasting only 3 2/3 innings in his previous start and has issued 23 free passes in 28 1/3 innings. The erratic lefty is still averaging over a strikeout per inning, though that's the only fantasy category in which he's an asset right now.
|May 5 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Francisco Liriano allowed three runs on five hits and five walks in 3.2 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 on Friday. Liriano struck out five, ending the game with a 4.44 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The left-hander went 2-2 with a 2.01 ERA in his previous four starts despite allowing 18 hits and walking 11 over 22 1/3 innings. He's walked 20 in 26 1/3 innings in his six outings.
|Apr. 29 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Liriano improved to 2-2, allowing one run on four hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Saturday. Liriano struck out six, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Liriano struck out six, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
|Apr. 25 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Liriano went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks, with two strikeouts in a 2-1 loss to the Angels on Monday.
Analysis: ''His stuff was good, but his balls-to-strikes ratio wasn't,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''But he held them down and gave us a shot.'' That, unfortunately, is too often the problem with Liriano.
|Apr. 14 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Liriano struck out 10 Orioles in 6 2/3 innings in a strong bounce-back performance, though he wound up with a loss after allowing both Baltimore runs in the Blue Jays' 2-1 defeat on Thursday.
Analysis: The one silver lining in the Blue Jays' latest loss was that Liriano was miles better than his horrid season debut, when he was rocked for five runs and walked four while retiring just one batter Friday at Tampa Bay. Despite this encouraging outing, the lefty remains a risky play when he faces Boston's potent lineup at home on Wednesday.
|Apr. 8 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Liriano's first start of 2017 was a disaster, as the left-hander recorded just one out while being rocked for five runs and walking four of the eight batters he faced Friday at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The Blue Jays rallied to take the lead later on and bail Liriano out, though the no-decision is small consolation. He shouldn't be a recommended play when he next takes the mound Thursday at home against the power-hitting Orioles.
|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|
|2016||Pit||6||11||0 - 0||21||21||0||113.2||115||76||69||19||69||1||116||1.62||5.46|
|2016||Tor||2||2||0 - 0||10||8||0||49.1||42||22||16||7||16||0||52||1.18||2.92|
|2016||Tot||8||13||0 - 0||31||29||0||163.0||157||98||85||26||85||1||168||1.48||4.69|
|2017||Tor||6||5||0 - 0||18||18||0||82.2||91||57||54||11||43||1||74||1.62||5.88|
|2017||Hou||0||2||0 - 0||5||0||0||3.2||4||3||2||0||5||0||2||2.45||4.91|
|2017||Tot||6||7||0 - 0||23||18||0||86.1||95||60||56||11||48||1||76||1.66||5.84|
|Career||102||99||1 - 1||308||274||3||1599.1||1452||789||737||157||703||13||1633||1.35||4.15|
|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|
|2016||Tor||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||2||2||2||0||1||0||1||6.75|
|WC||1||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.00|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||0.1||2||2||2||0||1||0||0||54.00|
|Career||2||0||0 - 0||6||3||0||22.2||16||11||10||1||8||0||19||3.97|