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Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2008-07-30

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2008-07-30
--C Kenji Johjima was drilled below the left knee by a pitch in the ninth inning Tuesday. He limped off the field, but after getting some treatment, said he felt he'd be ready to start Wednesday.

--DH Jose Vidro had another bout with back and neck spasms and had to be held out of Tuesday's game. He said he hoped he'd be ready to go for the game Wednesday night.

--RHP J.J. Putz suffered his fifth blown save of the year and his second in a week. Putz, who has been on the disabled list twice already this season, had just two blown saves in all of the 2007 season.

--LHP Jarrod Washburn served as a pinch runner for the first time in his career Tuesday. He scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth on a throwing error, but not before he had to run to the clubhouse and get his jersey and spikes so he'd be ready to run.

--1B Bryan LaHair had three hits Tuesday, including his second homer in as many days. He also scored three runs as the Mariners rallied from an early 7-0 deficit to take a 10-9 lead before ultimately losing. Jose Lopez and LaHair had consecutive homers -- the first time Seattle players have gone deep back-to-back this year.

--RF Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, giving him 3,001 for his career split between Japan and the U.S. He and Ty Cobb are the only players to get to 3,000 hits before their 36th birthday. Of his hits, 1,723 have come as a Mariner since leaving the Orix Blue Wave after the 2000 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -- Games in the Mariners' losing streak that ended July 27, matching the club's longest slide of the season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It felt (good) to get one hit, then get two. After that, I was looking for my third." -- C Kenji Johjima after getting two hits July 25. He'd had just two hits in 38 July at-bats before that.

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Added: July 30, 2008

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