Mike Zunino was hitless in seven spring at-bats when he stepped up to the plate in the third inning on Saturday to face the Dodgers’ Chris Capuano. When his towering fly ball drifted over the fence in left, he was just happy to finally break his 0-fer.
“I would have taken any hit,’’ he said. “ I was feeling good at the plate, and I had some good at-bats. It was nice to have my first hit, and to have a home run was even better. I knew I hit it well. I was hoping. It’s nice obviously to see it go over and have that room to breathe a little bit.”
Sure enough, Zunino followed with a single his next time up.
“Yeah, once the first one falls, it usually falls into place from there,’’ he said. “I just try to keep having good approaches at the plate, and I knew eventually it would turn around.”
Zunino had hit a few balls hard with no results, but said he wasn’t getting frustrated as he awaited his first hit.
“It’s still so early,’’ he said. “I’m trying to get as much information as I can from pitchers and trying to get as many at-bats and see as many pitches as I can. It’s still so early that to get frustrated wouldn’t help me any.”
Zunino happy to get first hit, which happened to be home run
Seattle Times | Mar 3