• Francisco Liriano was dominant vs the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday night, throwing 8 shutout innings, while striking out 12 in a Pirates 4-1 win. Liriano has regained his form in the second half with a 2.22 ERA over his last 11 starts. Liriano allowed only six baserunners tonight and had 26 swing and misses. “I feel great physically and mentally,” Lirano said. “Everything is getting better, location-wise. I’m just trying to get better every start.”
9/11 vs PHILLIES: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 12 K, 2 BB, 106-69
2014 Stats: 5-10, 3.53 ERA