26-year old lefty swinging RF Nick Markakis has hit o.k. for average this year but his power was just not there. He has played in 151 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 174 of 594 (.293 avg, .791 OPS) with 73 runs scored, 10 homers, 54 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Markakis has now played in 777 games in his first five years with the O’s and he is 878 of 2,959 (.297 avg, .828 OPS) with 442 runs scored, 87 homers, 416 RBIs and 43 stolen bases. Unless Markakis can hit six homers the rest of the year he will establish a new career low. The Orioles need Markakis to get back into a production groove in 2011 if the team is going to start to really compete in the A.L. East.