Francisco Liriano was probably my favorite post-Santana pitcher, Kevin Slowey excepted. If Johan brought me back to baseball after taking a couple of years off Frankie made me pretty nuts about baseball again. 2006, I think we can all agree, was just about the most magical season for [...]
Twitter is abuzz late the Saturday evening as the Twins trade Fransisco Liriano to the White Sox (of all teams) for minor leaguers Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernadez.
Escobar is a SS and Hernandez is a LHP
First Pitch – 7:10 p.m. CDT Television – FSN Game Notes
When you search the internet for images, you get a lot different results with “white socks” than you do with “white sox”. But you might want to set your search engine filters accordingly if you search on “white stockings”.
If there’s a better [...]
The Twins go for their first three-game sweep of the season today, right?
Ryan Dempster, who’s on pace to have the best year of his career (though he only has one win…the poor guy’s offense won’t help him) faces Francisco Liriano, who is not, but has come back strong. Not that any of us ever [...]
Some interesting information on Matt Capps this season*.
So the key is to keep him out of medium leverage situations.
*sean, there appears to be a widget to embed baseball-reference tables. Is that something we can add?
DAY GAME ALERT! #Pitchers
A’s: Tyson Ross (2-5 5.79) If I were an A’s fan Ross’s K picture would be his face on a bag of chicken. Twins: Francisco Liriano (0-5 8.47 ERA) I’m afraid to look at advanced stats today. Maybe tomorrow.
I for one, welcome our new Dictator who, having fought [...]
First Pitch – 7:10 PM CDT Television – FSN Game Notes Lineups
Jeebus, did the guys at the MLB Genius Bar secretly realign divisions and put us back in the AL West? This makes three series against this stupid Angels team in just over a month. Know how many series we’ve had against division [...]
Franciso Lirano v Jerome Williams
Mrs. Buffalo is currently watching Cupcake Wars. How many different ways can you possibly make cupcakes? Let’s take a look, I see 8 of them:
1:Trout- This dude only has 5 career home runs. That is only 1 more than Drew Butera. What a cupcake. 2:Callaspo -Career slugging percentage? [...]
I had a full day planned so I recorded todays tilt on the old DVR. Maybe my technology has a heart because when I went to review the game this evening, it hadn’t been recorded after all. At first I was annoyed, but then I checked out the box score… yuck. After committing 3 errors [...]
New season, same result – ‘meh’ pitching, and ‘too little, too late’ hitting.
I think Sean had it right last game log when he says that the front office knows what they’ve got, and they know that it’s not happening this season. Fair enough, but I’m impatient – I want a World Series this year. [...]
Spoiler SelectShow Lawn Mowing Wins.
For those who hold dear to the “winter is coming” line of thinking, Liriano will take on Burnett. Both pitchers are so bipolar that it could easily go either way, but this is the Yankees we’re playing – we already know how this one ends.
Alright, who’s hanging around for tonight’s game? Last night was worth staying up for, but the previous game wasn’t. How does tonight’s look?
Francisco Liriano 7-8, 106 IP, 7.47 K/9, 4.84 BB/9, 4.67 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 4.35 xFIP, 0.9 WAR Dan Haren 11-6, 161.2 IP, 7.29 K/9, 1.34 BB/9, 2.89 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 3.23 xFIP, [...]
Francisco Liriano vs Gio Gonzalez
The MLB.com short blurb on each pitcher sounds rather similar:
Lasting just 2 1/3 innings on Sunday, Liriano clearly did not have his best stuff against the Tigers and was unable to battle through it. The lefty gave up four runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
Justin “Huge Platoon Split” Masterson
Masterson in 2011:
Season Split IP ERA TBF H 2B 3B R ER HR BB IBB HBP SO 2011 vs L 70.0 – – – 297 78 16 2 34 32 3 17 0 3 41 2011 vs R 58.2 – – – 234 41 8 0 11 [...]
The “second half” gets underway tonight in the best way possible, save for maybe the Hosers coming to town. Tonight, the Royals visit a team that’s gotten some much-needed rest, as they’ve faced a total of one pitch since Sunday.
Bruce Chen 5-2, 60.2 IP, 3.26 ERA, 4.19 FIP, 4.37 xFIP, 0.7 WAR Francisco Liriano [...]
21-9 just feels so much better than 17-37. Twins are looking to sweep the Rays at home for the first time in six years. Wade Davis versus Francisco Liriano in the Twins’ most important game of all time.
Lineups: Twins 1. Revere 8 2. Casilla 4 3. Cuddyer 3 4. Homie DH 5. Valencia 5 [...]
Twins record: 26-39 Fangraphs MLB Game Wrap
[Picture of a giant exploding mushroom cloud, the resulting effect of the dropping of the F-BOMB on the Texas Rangers Baseball Club on the afternoon of June 12, 2011]
Hitter of the Week: The Team MVP, soon-to-be W.A.S.T.E. 2.0 Co-Pitchers Aces of the Week Team: Scott Baker and [...]
Weather: 85°F, sunny Wind: 9 mph Attendance: 30,198 Time: 3:09
Twins record: 17-35 (last in AL Central, 14.5 GB) Fangraphs boxscore | MLB wrap
Highest WPA, hitter: Kubel .140 (2-3, R, RBI) | Highest WPA, pitcher: Dumatrait .236 (0.2 IP, K)
Lowest WPA, hitter: Delmon, -.188 (0-4, saw only 10 pitches in 4 [...]
Twins record: 15-30 Fangraphs MLB Game Wrap
If this were a season in which the Twins had lost fewer than two games for every game they’ve won, today’s loss would probably be one of those Sunday roll-over games that doesn’t sting too much. Heck, even this year, this is one of those that doesn’t sting [...]
I was kind of hoping to make this game log a eulogy for Harmon. There are plenty of people out there who could do a better job than me though. I thought maybe I’d write a clever story about the Killer looking down from the big Diamond in the sky, talking [...]