Impact of Franklin's contact problems

Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels is one young Seattle infielder Nick Franklin would like to forget: the 23-year-old was the victim of the Golden Sombrero, striking out in all four plate appearances.

Unfortunately for Franklin, making contact has become a big problem in his second season in the big leagues, and regardless of where he plays in the field the penchant for striking out could potentially limit where he hits in the lineup going forward.