I know it's early in the season, but I'm already running out of things to say about how awful the Orioles offense has been. The O's could only muster four hits, two walks, and one run against a trio of Seattle Mariners pitchers -- Jason Vargas, Mark Lowe, and David Aardsma -- and dropped to an abysmal 2-13 record after a 3-1 loss. The offense also wasted a perfectly useful performance by David Hernandez: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 Ks, 2 BB.
Matt Wieters had the only multi-hit performance, going 2-4 with a double. Ty Wigginton walked and hit a double, and he also scored the O's lone run in the first inning after coming home on an RBI double by Nolan Reimold. That's about it.
After last night's game, the O's have scored only 45 runs in 15 games -- that's right, three runs per game.
Adam Jones went 0-4 last night and is now hitting a horrible .215/.239/.354. He's also committed two errors already and isn't playing anything close to Gold Glove caliber defense in center field. Then again, I could go down the list of the entire offense and complain about horrible numbers (except for Wigginton and Wieters, I guess), so I'm just picking on Jones right now.
One other thing: Why does Julio Lugo ever play? He only has three hits in 24 at bats (granted, a small sample), but his line of .115/.179/.115 is something you might see from a pitcher. Justin Turner probably isn't the answer at second base either, but he can't play much worse than Lugo has. Give him a chance. It's better than watching Lugo's horrible approach at the plate for nine innings.
Kevin Millwood pitches for the O's tonight against the fantastic Felix Hernandez. Millwood has pitched well so far, but facing Hernandez isn't going to help the O's offense at all.