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February 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Sights and sounds from Tuesday’s intrasquad game: Nick Franklin and Jabari Blash’s home runs

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I took some video of the intrasquad game. The score 4-3 … the Mariners won.

I wasn’t quick enough to get Stefen Romero’s two-run homer off of Anthony Fernandez. Romero jumped on a first-pitch fastball and sent it over the wall in centerfield some 390 feet from home plate.

It wasn’t the longest home run of the day. That belonged to minor leaguer Jabari Blash who crushed a home run to left field off of Logan Bawcom that went over the left field fence marked 340, went over the safety net, which protects Lloyd McClendon’s car, ¬†some 40 feet beyond that and over the iron fence another 30 feet beyond that. Mariners clubhouse attendant Jeff Bopp said he heard the ball hit the pavement outside the stadium. It was a plus 425 foot homer. Blash does that have that kind of raw power. Of course he strikes out a lot. The easy comparison is to call him a right-handed Carlos Peguero. But coaches have said Blash processes teaching much better than Peguero did.

There’s also video of Nick Franklin ¬†hitting a two-run homer to right-center off of lefty Jimmy Gillheeney. It was a hard line drive that probably doesn’t go out of Safeco Field. But it was still a well struck ball. Franklin said he’s put in a lot of work on hitting right-handed. He wants to show he can hit from that side and believes he will.

“If had the number of at-bats from the right side, I think it would be pretty similar,” he said. “It’s just a smaller sample size.”

There is also video of Jesus Montero hammering a line drive down the left-field line. Montero tried to turn the hit into a double but Xavier Avery made a nice play, hustling over and delivering a perfect throw to second. Montero was out by several steps. Our talented photog Dean Rutz got a great shot of it (Below)

Shortstop Gabe Noriega waits to tag Jesus Montero out during Tuesday's intrasquad game. Seattle Times/Dean Rutz

Shortstop Gabe Noriega waits to tag Jesus Montero out during Tuesday’s intrasquad game. Seattle Times/Dean Rutz

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