Friday, June 6, 2008

Liriano Update

Francisco Liriano made another encouraging start last night, going 6 innings while striking out 7 and walking 4. This marks the second start in a row that Liriano had a K/9 rate greater than 9.0, and even more exciting than the strikeout total is the 57% GB% he posted.

Both the K/9 rate and the GB% are significantly better than they were at the beginning of the year, and despite the 4 walks in yesterday's start, Liriano showed throughout the month of May that his walk rate is not a major concern. If he keeps up his current rate of improvement, we might see him put up some significant stats after the All-Star break.

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