Pirates Insider: Liriano finally picks adult second win of season

Pirates burst on Haren early, tip Dodgers 6-1

Pirates burst on Haren early, tip Dodgers 6-1

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers during a initial inning of a ball diversion opposite a Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburghm Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

Published: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 10:46 pm

Pirates Insider: Liriano finally picks adult second win of season

By John Perrotto
Times Baseball Correspondent




Francisco Liriano won for usually a second time this deteriorate in 17 starts and Josh Harrison’s two-run double capped a four-run initial inning as a Pirates kick a Dodgers 6-1 on Wednesday night during PNC Park.

Liriano (2-7) authorised usually one run and 4 hits in 7 innings with 4 strikeouts and dual walks.

The left-hander’s other win this deteriorate also came opposite a Dodgers, when he pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings May 30 during Los Angeles. Liriano was 16-8 final deteriorate in assisting a Pirates both make their initial postseason coming and have their initial winning record given 1992.


With a Pirates already forward 2-0, Harrison’s double off Dan Haren pennyless things open usually 7 batters into a game.


Liriano, who would apparently be a 30-game leader if a Pirates played nobody though a Dodgers all season.



Consecutive games a Pirates have won when they measure in a initial inning.


– Infielder Brent Morel was removed from Class AAA Indianapolis before to a diversion to take a register mark of left fielder Starling Marte, who was placed on a 7-day concussion infirm list.

Morel, 27, was attack .246 with 3 home runs in 73 games with Indianapolis. He sealed as a pinch-hitter in a seventh inning to lift his batting normal to. 500 after carrying one during bats with a Pirates progressing this deteriorate and distinguished out.

– Right-hander Gerrit Cole, who has been on a infirm list given Jul 5 with a stretched right lat, pronounced he felt “really good” after throwing a 70-pitch unnatural game.

The Pirates did not establish Cole’s subsequent step though manager Clint Hurdle pronounced he will make during slightest one rehab start in a teenager leagues before being activated.

– Infielder Clint Barnes jogged before a diversion for a initial time given being placed on a DL on Jul 6 with a stretched left groin. He has been attack off a tee and is approaching to start holding live batting use someday subsequent week.

– The Pirates did not win any picks for subsequent year’s pledge breeze in Wednesday’s rival change lottery. This year, a Bucs had a rival change collect during a finish of a initial turn and comparison outfielder/first baseman Connor Joe from a University of San Diego.


The Pirates are off currently before opening a three-game array opposite a Rockies during 8:40 p.m. Friday during Denver with Charlie Morton (5-9, 3.28) opposite left-hander Brett Anderson (0-3, 4.00).

Morton and Anderson faced any other final Saturday night during PNC Park though conjunction factored in a preference in a diversion a Pirates won 3-2 in 11 innings. Morton authorised dual runs in 7 innings while Anderson gave adult usually one run and 4 hits in 7 innings in his initial career coming opposite a Bucs.

Morton is 2-0 with a 3.16 ERA in 5 career starts opposite a Rockies.

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