Liriano’s next start could be pushed back
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are considering giving Francisco Liriano an extra day of rest after he threw a career-high 123 pitches in his no-hitter against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Liriano’s next scheduled start is on Monday against the Boston Red Sox. But manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters in Chicago that they may give the Dominican lefty an extra day and have him start at home on Tuesday against Detroit.
Liriano became the first Twins pitcher since Eric Milton in 1999 to throw a no-hitter. He admitted to be running on fumes in the ninth inning after the six-walk outing. But he said on Wednesday that he wasn’t any sorer than usual.
Gardenhire says the Twins will give him a couple of days to see how he responds after the grueling outing before making a decision.
The Twins were off on Thursday before starting a 4-game series in Boston.