The Yankees ran into Seattle's other ace on Wednesday night, Felix Hernandez, who was dominant in a 7-0 win.

Meanwhile, Anthony Rieber writes that the Yankees should have used the model for King Felix when dealing with young pitchers Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain. Hernandez is 24 years old -- the same age as Hughes and Chamberlain -- but the Mariners have not tried to reinvent the game by putting limits on how many innings Hernandez can throw.

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Kimberley Martin writes that confidence has helped Colin Curtis contribute off the bench to the Yankees' success.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland, who returned on Tuesday from a one-month personal leave of absence, has started to work with A.J. Burnett on his mechanics. Burnett has a 11.35 ERA in his last five starts.