I don't like spending too much time obsessing over statistics the first couple weeks of the season, but it's kind of hard not to at Progressive Field, where the huge JumboTron updates the batting averages and ERAs after every at-bat. I guess this is not exactly a newsflash but I looked up as the Indians were putting the finishing touches on the win and I was a little taken aback by the averages of the Oriole regulars. Unless you include Cesar Izturis who is hitting .286 while subbing for injured shortstop J.J. Hardy, there is not a single Oriole regular hitting above .260, Vladimir Guerrero's current average. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are hitting .194 and .200 respectively. Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis are at .235 and .244. Derrek Lee, Guerrero and Luke Scott – the Orioles two, three and four hitters – have combined for two homers and seven RBIs. I asked manager Buck Showalter last night if there is any concern about the slumping offense and he said, ""We'll be fine. We'll be a good offensive team. Batting averages fluctuate 20 points per at-bat right now. I don't spend a lot of time on it. I'm aware of what our guys track records are more than what they are doing now." That, of course, is all true. However, the Orioles simply have to start getting some consistent production from their lineup. This was supposed to be the strength of the team and through a dozen games – aside from a couple of big homers - it's pretty much been the biggest weakness. And it's not going to get any easier as the Orioles face Josh Tomlin, Fausto Carmona, Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano over the next four days.