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Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.

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April 14, 2008 8:05 PM

Two homers, same pitch

Posted by Jose Romero

From what I saw, the Royals home runs by Olivo and Billy Butler came on the same pitch from Washburn, fastballs that were up and caught too much plate.

Is this former M nite at the Safe? Olivo has gone deep and Jose Guillen has doubled.

Check this out: The scoreboard says Jose Vidro's first job was as a parks department field assistant. I'm excited about these little things because it's my first game that I get to cover at the ballpark this season.

This is a very small crowd. Might be because it was only 45 degrees at game time and you should have seen the guys coming up from batting practice earlier. Complaining about the cold. Washburn is pitching in shirt sleeves. He's a Wisconsin guy, he can handle it.

And this from my esteemd colleague Larry Stone, who got some quotes from Arthur Rhodes before the game. Rhodes said Brandon Morrow had a minor setback down in the minors.

"He’s looking real good, throwing all his pitches," Rhodes said "He had a little setback, his arm was hurting a little in his bicep, but he took a day off, maybe two days off, then back throwing. Came in and got two outs on five pitches. He’s looking good."

Hope you are all enjoying the game. I'm happy to step in briefly for Geoff tonight.

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