Jerry Dipoto is preaching patience despite a slow start to the season for the Seattle Mariners.

"We are 11-15. It is what it is, but the American League hasn't left us behind," Dipoto said. "There are a lot of good teams, on paper good teams, that have not played well through the first month of the season."

Seattle has played more road games than any team in baseball and had just one homestand in the first month of the season.

"We have the ability to resuscitate, to get back in," Dipoto said. "We were going to go through an 11-15 stretch of our season regardless."