How low can they go? Mariners offense, by the numbers
The Mariners are having another historically bad offensive season.
• The Mariners are hitting .221 as a team. The worst team batting average since the designated hitter era began in 1973 is .229 by the 1974 San Diego Padres.
• The Mariners, though they're on pace for 517 now, would seem to have a shot at scoring fewer than 513 runs, Seattle's 2010 total, which was the worst of the DH era.
• Good news, though: Even if the Mariners don't hit another home run the rest of the season — and the way they're going, maybe they won't — they won't touch the DH-era worst number there. The Houston Astros hit 49 home runs in 1979.
|Bringing up the rear|
|The Mariners rank last in the major leagues in most offensive categories.|
|2010 vs. 2011|
|Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the Mariners have worse numbers in almost every offensive category than the weak-hitting 2010 team. Last year's Mariners were better in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging, hits and home runs. The only major category where this year's team is doing better — barely — is runs scored.|
|* Home runs||101||94|
|* 2011 statistics projected|
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