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Seattle Mariners enjoy promising April thanks to Jarrod Washburn and crew

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

As the Mariners end an unexpectedly successful month of April, with great contributions from unexpected players, taking inventory of the team’s success is a much easier process.

Jarrod Washburn, perhaps the most noted turnaround story, went 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA. Washburn has fared pretty well in April as a Mariner. In two of his three previous seasons he ended the first month of the season with a sub-4.0 ERA.

However, this is the first time he's also had a winning record. And that includes 2002, he went 18-6 with a 3.15 ERA and finished fourth in the Cy Young voting.

Ken Griffey Jr. is batting right at the Mendoza line, .200, but has a .342 OBA, third-best on the team among those eligible for the bat...

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