For the Orioles hitters, it was another night getting asked about the lack of offense the team is producing and another night to talk about a loss.
The O’s offense has produced just two runs and 18 hits and a batting average of just .188 over the past three games after losing 5-1 to Seattle on Tuesday night in front of 12,614 at Camden Yards.
Ty Wigginton was asked how hard it is to try and stay confident and upbeat as the losses mount and the runs are not coming.
“I think right after a loss, you think about it. There is one good thing that comes out of this. We get to show up tomorrow and play baseball again and it’s our job to find a way to win a game.”
You have to wonder if all the pre-game work hitters are putting in is just not paying off right now.
“I wouldn’t say it’s not paying off. No one knows the hours Crow puts into that cage, he’s there all day long and we have other coaches throwing to us. Hopefully everyone is getting their video work in and getting prepared to play. I think that goes on in every clubhouse,” Wigginton said.
Maybe it was a bad combination. The struggling O’s offense against 2008 AL Cy Young winner, Cliff Lee.
“He was outstanding from the get go, using both sides of the plate. He got me in the (fourth) inning where I got to find a way to hit a ground ball to the middle infielders to at least get one in there,” Wigginton said.
Nolan Reimold had a tough night in left field. After a Ryan Langerhans homer in the fifth, he failed to make a play on what looked like a catchable ball that went for a single and he made a key error in the sixth.
“I broke in (on that single) and then I paused to get a read. Turns out my initial break was right and then, by the time I got the read, it was a tweener and I didn’t get to it.
“Just a bad play (on the error), right in between my legs, pretty embarrassing.”
Reimold had a bloop hit among four at bats but the Orioles have scored just five runs in four losses to the Mariners this year and have now scored two runs or less in six of the last eight games.
“No excuses, in the big league you have to do your job and get hits. I’ve been playing pretty bad. I know I’m a lot better than this. Have to keep at it and try to turn it around,” Reimold said.
Take away the O’s 7-3 win Saturday afternoon in Minnesota and they have scored just 11 runs in those other seven contests.
They fall to 9-24 on the year, 1-7 vs. the AL West and 2-20 when scoring fewer than four runs in a game.