The Orioles' offense, featuring only four regulars with an average over .250 and not a single .300 hitter, has no excuses for how poorly it has performed. It is quite remarkable, however, the quality of pitchers the Orioles have faced so far this season: Matt Garza, John Lackey, Jeff Niemann, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett twice each; Felix Hernandez, Jon Lester, James Shields, Shawn Marcum, David Price, Ben Sheets, Justin Duchscherer, Francisco Liriano, Josh Beckett, Andy Pettitte, Brett Anderson, Phil Hughes, and "Mr. Perfect Game" Dallas Braden all once. It's a pretty impressive list, but the Orioles have also been shut out this season by Dana Eveland and Nick Blackburn, and held to two runs or fewer by Jason Vargas, Doug Fister and Carl Pavano. So I'm not sure it really matters a whole lot. They'll get Cliff Lee on Tuesday and King Felix again Thursday. And it appears reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke will be on the Camden Yards mound for the Royals next Tuesday.