The starter for the Pirates that day is scheduled to be
Beckett and Liriano’s no-hitters were caught by
Butera caught Liriano’s no-hitter for the
"I'm an emotional wreck," Butera said. "I was an emotional wreck after the fourth inning. You think about it, but you try not to think about it."
Unlike Butera, Beckett was unusually loose. Breaking baseball tradition, Beckett freely talked about the no-hitter in progress.
"Liriano, he was dead silent," Butera said. "Obviously, there was a little bit of a language barrier there."
Butera was overjoyed to be part of history again.