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Francisco Liriano has start pushed back due to sore throat

May 7, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

Jim Thome, Francisco Liriano

Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Francisco Liriano‘s next start has been pushed back due to a sore throat.

Liriano, who threw a no-hitter against the White Sox on Tuesday, was originally scheduled to pitch against the Red Sox on Monday night. Nick Blackburn will now make the start in his place while Liriano will start Tuesday’s series opener against the Tigers.

Liriano threw a season-high 123 pitches in Tuesday’s no-hitter, so pushing him back in the starting rotation isn’t the worst idea, anyway. Keep in mind that he hadn’t exceeded 100 pitches in any of his previous five starts.

  1. xmatt0926x - May 7, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Has to be because they want to rest his arm because since when is a sore throat enough to hold a starter back.

  2. Utley's Hair - May 7, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    That is one of the weakest “cover my a$$” excuses I’ve heard. Where is the throat connected to the arm so that if it hurts you can’t pitch?

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