Worth noting

• After going 0-for-20 in Triple-A Tacoma's first homestand, top Mariners catching prospect Mike Zunino was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs on Saturday as the Rainiers won, 13-4, at Salt Lake City. Zunino is hitting .235 with five home runs and 21 RBIs.

• Outfielder Eric Thames continued his hot hitting for Tacoma by going 2-for-4 with a home run. He's batting .348 and has homered in four of his last five games.

• Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker went six innings with one hit, one run, four walks and six strikeouts for Double-A Jackson on Saturday, though he got a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to Pensacola. Walker's record is 1-2 with a 1.64 ERA in four starts.

• When the Mariners were shut out Friday and Saturday, it marked the 32nd time in club history they've endured back-to-back blankings. They have never been shut out three straight times.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.