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Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-22

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-22
--LHP Jarrod Washburn drew a visit from the training staff and manager Don Wakamatsu after apparently suffering some discomfort in his left side while issuing a walk to Tampa Bay 3B Evan Longoria in the fifth inning Tuesday. After a quick conference, Washburn remained in the game and threw 103 pitches in seven innings, allowing just two first-inning runs. Through it, Washburn showed no evidence of the flu that cut short his previous start.

--C Rob Johnson collected Seattle's first triple of the season in the fourth inning, a hit that came after 435 at-bats. It took exactly two at-bats for Seattle to get its second triple; Johnson scored on SS Yuniesky Betancourt's subsequent three-base hit. The Indians are now the only AL team without a triple.

--RHP David Aardsma seems to be settling in as the Mariners' eighth-inning choice out of the bullpen, unless manager Don Wakamatsu needs him to pitch the ninth. "It's obvious they've been using me in the eighth inning and, when (RHP Brandon) Morrow's been down, for the ninth," he said. "It's easier knowing I don't have to start stretching in the fourth inning. You can be very specific and focused in your preparation."

BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Wild pitches thrown by the Mariners Sunday. That's one shy of the club record. RHP Carlos Silva, RHP Mark Lowe and RHP Shawn Kelley each threw one.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "He just keeps getting better and better." -- Manager Don Wakamatsu on LHP Erik Bedard.

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Added: April 22, 2009

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