Francisco Liriano was removed from yesterday’s game against the Angels in the sixth inning with a right
quad contusion. He was hit in the quad earlier in the game, and the contusion had begun to limit Liriano’s ability to field. The contusion was suffered in the fifth inning when Liriano was struck by a ground bal hit by Maicer Izturis.
White Sox manager, Robin Ventura, does not think the injury is serious. The ball struck Liriano in the muscle portion of his leg, not the bone. Liriano was simply showing signs of discomfort and Ventura thought it best to remove him from the game. Both Ventura and Liriano think he will be good to go for his next start.
“I was really sore and cramping a little bit,” Liriano said. “I think I’ll be OK for my next start.”
Liriano has pitched well for the White Sox since being traded by the Twins. In two starts for the Southsiders, Liriano has a 2.45 ERA. He has yet to earn a decision, but he has helped the White Sox maintain their first place lead over the Detroit Tigers. While Liriano struggled with the Twins, he has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark better. Liriano was nearing a one home run per game average with the Twins. He’s yet to give one up while with the White Sox.