The Pirates adjusted their starting rotation so Francisco Liriano gains extra rest, manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday, and the restructured order creates other benefits as well.

After Jeff Locke, Liriano and Gerrit Cole face the Dodgers this weekend in Los Angeles, A.J. Burnett, J.A. Happ, Charlie Morton and Locke will pitch against the Rockies in Colorado. Liriano will pitch on six days of rest, two more than usual, against the Cubs Sept. 26 in Chicago.

Liriano has pitched 167 innings this season, second-most in his career and most since he threw 191? innings in 2010. He has a 5.09 ERA since the beginning of August cheap francisco liriano jerseys for sale and pitched only 2?  innings in his most recent outing.

“This was pretty much a really easy get for both of us,” Hurdle said. “We wanted to give him a little bit of a break, push his start back a few days.”
Pirates Notebook: Restructured pitching rotation benefits Liriano greatly
September 18, 2015 12:03 AM

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The Pirates adjusted their starting rotation so Francisco Liriano gains extra cheap francisco liriano jerseys supply rest, manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday, and the restructured order creates other benefits as well.

After Jeff wholesale francisco liriano jerseys from china Locke, Liriano and Gerrit Cole face the Dodgers this weekend in Los Angeles, A.J. Burnett, J.A. Happ, Charlie Morton and Locke will pitch against the Rockies in Colorado. Liriano will pitch on six days of rest, two more than usual, against the Cubs Sept. 26 in Chicago.

Liriano has pitched 167 innings this season, second-most in his career and most since he threw 191? innings in 2010. He has a 5.09 ERA since the beginning of August and pitched only 2?  innings in his most recent outing.

“This was pretty much a really easy get for both of us,” Hurdle said. “We wanted to give him a little cheap pirates francisco liriano jerseys bit of a break, push his start back a few days.”

This also lines up the Pirates’ three best starters — Cole, Liriano and Burnett — to face the Cubs in Chicago next weekend. The Cubs trail the Pirates by two games in the National League wild-card standings after taking three of four against them this week.

The move also prevents Liriano from pitching in Coors Field, where in cheap francisco liriano jerseys free shipping one career start he allowed 10 runs and 12 hits in 2? innings and was baffled that his pitches didn’t move in the thinner mountain air.

Finally, though Hurdle did not reveal the rotation for the series against the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the month, this move allows Cole to pitch the final game of that series Sept. 30 on regular rest, and have six days of rest between that start and the Oct. 7 wild-card game.

Hurdle hinted at this in early September, saying with regard to pushing back Cole’s start, “The target date on the other side is significant because it does put him, if needed, in a position to pitch against the Cubs, the Dodgers, the Cubs, and the Cardinals, and the lineup for the wild-card game if necessary or the division series.”

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