There probably isn't a whole lot to read into this, but it is an interesting coincidence.â†µ
On Sunday, Liriano took a no-hitter into the eighth inning at home against the Texas Rangers, and lost it with one out in the top of the eighth when Adrian Beltre broke it up with a single to center field.â†µ
On Tuesday, Verlander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning at home against the Cleveland Indians, and lost it with one out in the top of the eighth when Orlando Cabrera broke it up with. . .a single to center field.â†µ
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln, and Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. Wait, that doesn't matter here.
While imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, it would be nice if Liriano could copy Verlander a little more instead. . .after all, Verlander is 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA, while Liriano is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.67.â†µ