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Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-05-11

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-05-11
--DH Ken Griffey Jr.'s eighth-inning home run Sunday was his 26th in the Metrodome. That's the most he's had as a visitor in any ballpark. And it will be his last, as the Mariners have already played twice in Minneapolis this season and the Twins move into a new stadium next season. And the homer was his seventh on Mother's Day. In baseball history, the only men who have hit more Mother's Day homers than Griffey -- Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson, both with nine.

--RHP Brandon Morrow, activated from the disabled list on Saturday, has moved right back into his role as the closer. RHP David Aardsma, who was closing in Morrow's absence, will now pitch the eighth inning. Morrow's appearance Sunday was his first in 17 days.

--RHP Carlos Silva went on the disabled list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation, but manager Don Wakamatsu is at least as concerned with Silva's confidence level as with his shoulder. "It's not mechanical, it's a matter of confidence," Wakamatsu said. "We believe he can pitch effectively, he doesn't right now. He has to, to be successful."

BY THE NUMBERS: 26 -- Metrodome home runs by Ken Griffey Jr., including a game-tying shot in the eighth inning Sunday. That's the most for him in any road ball park.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "The test is all year, not six games." -- DH Ken Griffey Jr., on the Mariners' just-ended six-game losing streak.

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Added: May 11, 2009

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