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Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-27

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-27
--RHP Brandon Morrow was held out of games Friday and Saturday against the Angels because of shoulder soreness and it was a game-time decision if he'd be capable of throwing Sunday. Morrow said it's something that crops up annually and that it doesn't last long. He might be ready to close again on Monday in Chicago if the need should arise.

--RHP Felix Hernandez (3-0) and LHP Jarrod Washburn (3-1 after losing Sunday) make the Mariners the only American League team with two pitchers having at least three wins. One National League team, St. Louis, can make the same claim.

--1B Russell Branyan, back in the lineup after having missed five games with back troubles, returned in style. He went 5-for-8 in his first two games back with a double, two homers and six RBIs combined Friday and Saturday. Branyan was in the lineup again Sunday, but it was a game time decision whether or not his back was going to allow him to play. He originally hurt his back a week ago, and both on Friday and Saturday had slides while running the bases that had the Mariners holding their breath. He played but went 0-for-4.

--Seven different Mariners have batted seventh for the club in the first 18 games of the season -- OF Wladimir Balentien, 1B Russell Branyan, C Jamie Burke, CF Franklin Gutierrez, C Rob Johnson and 2B Jose Lopez.

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -- The number of consecutive series in Anaheim the Mariners had lost before taking this weekend's series from the Angels. The last winning series for the Mariners in Anaheim was June 9-11, 2006.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "The way they're playing, I just want to feel I'm doing my part to help us win." -- RHP Carlos Silva after Saturday's first win of the season.

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Added: April 27, 2009

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