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How it happened: The Orioles got on the board early, scoring a run in the top of the first on Nolan Reimold's RBI double. That, however, was their only run of the game as the offense managed just three hits off Seattle starter Jason Vargas in seven innings. The Mariners made them pay for their offense ineptitude, scoring twice in the bottom of the first and once more in the seventh. The Orioles wasted a quality start from David Hernandez, who surrendered three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in 6 1/3 innings.
He said it: "[Vargas] gave us a lot of pitches to hit, and we missed them. We haven't been swinging the bats like we normally have. The last two nights, we faced guys with pretty good stuff -- obviously, they wouldn't be here [if they didn't have it] -- but guys that we generally hit. It's frustrating, but he went out there and pitched the game he was supposed to pitch and we missed a lot of them." -- Adam Jones, Orioles center fielder
You said it: "How about another team meeting? This time invite some new guys that can hit." -- jim66, commenting on Orioles Insider