Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/18/13
The future is now Mike Zunino has been making an impression for the last year in the Mariners fans heads, and now we get to see what he actually brings to the table. In his first week he has made veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach expendable, taking over the every day catching duties leading to the DFA of Shoppach. Earning the respect of a pitching staff has got to be one of the hardest things for a young catcher making his Major League debut mid season, but ever since his call up, the Mariners have lost only two games. I don’t know if I want to give all of the credit to Zunino, but it is kind of ironic that we started winning as soon as he arrived at Safeco. So this week is devoted to him, of course. Not only did he gain his first hit, in what should have been an RBI single, but he also knocked his 1st career homerun too. Milestones trump most things in baseball, and as they have all year here, I will continue with the trend. Zunino’s 1st homerun is this weeks POTW. The moment of his l...
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