Seattle Mariners Game Recap: Zunino Homers Twice in Tie

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Feb 26, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino poses for a portrait during photo day at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Zunino had a great game batting out of the number five spot on Friday afternoon. Zunino clobbered a pair of home runs, and finished the day 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. After today’s game, the 22-year-old backstop is sporting a .348 batting average, with 3 home runs and 7 runs batted in this spring.

The Mariners have high hopes for Mike Zunino in 2015, both offensively and defensively. He did a great job handling the pitching staff last season, and he added 22 home runs, but his .199 batting average left plenty to be desired. Zunino has demonstrated a more mature approach at the plate in spring training, and the results speak for themselves. I believe Zunino could be an All Star this season if he can cut down on his strikeouts and raise his batting average into the .240 area.

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