Mariners: Victimized by three unearned runs in his next-to-last start, and three tainted runs in his most recent outing, Ramirez nevertheless is pitching better than at any other time during his first season with the Mariners. The low-hands windup has helped his release point immensely, and he?s throwing more quality pitches. But he still has a tendency to nitpick the strike zone and ends up reaching his pitch-count limit earlier than he should.
Yankees: Wang held the Red Sox hitless for six innings on Thursday before finally allowing a single with no outs in the seventh. He finished that inning unscathed, and has allowed just one earned run in his past 15 innings. Wang came even closer to perfection in his lone start against Seattle this year, retiring 22 Mariners before allowing a baserunner
God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains To the prairies,
To the ocean white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.