It's hard to believe a major league team could take 24 players - any players - and put together a .228 team batting average through 113 games, but the Seattle Mariners have done just that.
It's beating them with regularity.
Today, they wasted a Felix Hernandez complete-game and lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 2-1, beaten by Ervin Santana. Seattle pitching held the Angels to four runs in this three-game series, and lost twice.
"The one area we've struggled with all season has been the offense," manager Eric Wedge said. "You look at the changes we've made, their are two guys - Miguel Olivo and Ichiro - in our lineup today that were in the opening day lineup.
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"We've got a lot of young hitters learning on the job. It's tough, but it's what we are right now. We will get better."
Felix insisted he wasn't upset by the continued lack of offense - he's now 10-10 with a 3.31 ERA, and 23-22 since the start of the 2010 season.
"It's a business, we've made a lot of moves," he said. "I still have to do my job. These young kids can hit."
The Mariners had seven hits today, three by rookie Mike Carp, two by rookie Kyle Seager, and Carp's solo home run in the ninth was all the Mariners mustered.
Since the 17-game losing streak of last month, the Mariners are 6-4. On Sunday, Wedge played his 105th lineup. It won't be his last