I think that I will ask this question until Mike Hargrove provides a satisfactory answer - why has Roberto Petagine had only 2 PA's so far? And in those 2 PA's, he has a home run and a walk. As a manager trying to win ballgames, would you leave such a potent weapon sitting on your bench? Would you try to expand your thought horizons and find a way to get this potent weapon into the lineup? Can you believe how many rhetorical questions have been added to this post?
I certainly don't mean to suggest that Roberto Petagine is THE ANSWER to what ails the Mariners, but I do think that he could play a major role in getting the offense turned around.