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SEATTLE -- Before sending too much praise in the direction of No. Nolan Ryan Angels Jersey . 8 Washington and what the Huskies have done defensively through two games, there needs to be a disclaimer.Facing Rutgers and Idaho to open the season is far from a daunting task.But for those two games, the Huskies are getting what was expected from their defense. While plenty of reserves have been rotated through, Washingtons starting defense has given up just three points through the first two weeks, allowing a field goal to Rutgers and shutting out Idaho into the third quarter last Saturday before the backups got their turn.Its likely those defensive numbers are only going to get better with the Huskies closing out their non-conference slate against lower-division Portland State on Saturday.The guys for two games have played really hard and have played really focused, Washington coach Chris Petersen said Monday. Theres been a couple things, but youre always going to have a couple plays when you have -- I dont know how many plays weve seen so far, 130, 140 plays or something -- so you have a couple things. But I dont think theres been a lot of busts and I think theyve tackled fairly well.Its easy to get overshadowed when starting quarterback Jake Browning has eight touchdown passes in two games and dynamic wide receiver/kick returner John Ross has found the end zone five times. Browning leads the Pac-12 in pass efficiency rating thus far and the Huskies have scored at least 40 points in five straight games dating back to the end of last season. Thats a first in school history.But they only get those opportunities if the Huskies are doing what is expected on the defensive side.I like watching those guys when theyre like that, Petersen said.This was a defensive unit that was supposed to be good. They have experience in the front seven led by linebackers Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria, and perhaps one of the best defensive backfields in college football led by Budda Baker, Kevin King and Sidney Jones.The pass rush off the edge has been questionable, however. Washingtons been able to create pressure with the interior of its defensive line and through blitzes, collecting seven sacks in two games. But the Huskies are still waiting for a pass rusher off the edge to emerge to follow in the footsteps of Hauoli Kikaha in 2014 and Travis Feeney last year.While the matchup with Portland State might seem lopsided, Petersen is hopeful the Vikings offense will give Washington an unfamiliar look. Portland State runs a pistol-style offense, one that Petersen cant remember seeing since arriving at Washington.Everybodys got their strengths and weaknesses. Portland State does a great job with their offense, Petersen said. 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He worked with players in the new indoor facility at the teams minor league complex and watched part of an intrasquad game from the dugout.Swisher is expected to be with team until the season concludes at the end of the week.Slowed by knee injuries the past several years, Swisher appeared in 76 games with Atlanta and Cleveland in 2014. The 35-year old slugger played in 55 games last season for the Yankees Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team, then ended his season in July when his second child was born.Alex Rodriguez, Orlando Hernandez and Tino Martinez have also been instructional league coaches this year.MITCHELL ON THE MOUNDBryaan Mitchell started and went 4 1/3 innings in the intrasquad game as Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild watched. Garrett Richards Angels Jersey. Mitchell went 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA in five September starts after missing the first five months of the season due to a spring training toe injury that required surgery. 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