Liriano was informed today that he would be replacing injured Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras at the All-Star game, being aired tomorrow night live from PNC Park on FOX at 8:00 p.m. ET. He'll be joining Twins All-Stars Joe Mauer and Johan Santana in Pittsburgh.
Liriano has compiled extraordinarily impressive numbers throughout the first half of his rookie campaign. Liriano has a 10-1 record, with a 1.83 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 88+ innings. Congratulations Francisco!