Although there haven't been champagne/beer spraying celebrations in clubhouses this season because of MLB rules, Mike Zunino said he heard a rumor that "if you win the last game of the year, you can pop some bottles.” He said he misses the burn in his eyes.
If it feels like the Rays score almost exclusively on homers, it’s basically true. With Mike Zunino’s blast, the Rays have now scored 41 of their 56 runs this postseason via the homer, so 73 percent. During the regular season, their rate was 42 percent, per the Rays’ game notes.
Welcome back, Mallex Smith! The outfielder returns to Seattle along with minor league OF Jake Fraley from the Rays in exchange for catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Guillermo Heredia and minor league LHP Michael Plassmeyer. ?:
BALL. GAME. Mike Zunino BLASTS a two-run home run and the MARINERS WIN 6-5!