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Derrek Lee and Vlad Guerrero have a combined .167 batting average with no homers, no RBIs and no extra-base hits.
Lee was limited to just 22 spring training at-bats over eight games due to injuries, but feels he is starting to get close to producing some of the offense he was signed to deliver for this team.
"I'm actually feeling pretty good. I'm not getting the results I want, but I feel like I'm not far away," Lee said after Monday's home opener win when he went one for three with a third-inning single. "I'm seeing the ball pretty good and putting together good at bats, so hopefully, it's really close."
Bird Seed: The Orioles have a team ERA of 1.00 right now with an ERA of 0.69 by the starters and 1.80 by the bullpen ... Last year the Orioles had six win streaks of four games but never won five in a row ... Roberts has knocked in two, three, zero and three runs in the first four games ... Three of Roberts' five hits have gone for extra bases ... All three of J.J Hardy's hits are doubles.
Matt Wieters went 1-for-6 his first two games but is 4-for-7 with a double and two RBIs the past two games ... Nick Markakis went 1-for-6 in the first two contests and has now gone 5-for-8 the past two games and is batting .429.
O's pitching has allowed exactly one run in each of the four games ... The staff has allowed just one homer and an opponent batting average of only .179 when there are runners in scoring position.
Coming later today: I will be at the Bowie Baysox media day and pass along some news and notes from that later this afternoon.
Coming tonight: I will be on the air on 105.7 FM from 10 p.m. to midnight, hosting Baltimore Baseball Tonight. Tune in and call in with your comments on the O's.