So, last night Lloyd McClendon‘s lineup consisted of Abraham Almonte back in the leadoff spot and Cole Gillespie facing another left handed pitcher and you have to wonder, “does Lloyd McClendon even know what he’s doing?”
Because me personally, I don’t think he even has a clue……kinda like Jack Z. Does he even watch Almonte bat? Or does he even know that Gillespie bats way better against right handed pitchers than lefties? If he wanted to just do the righty/lefty match-up that’s up to him but if I was manager I wouldn’t be playing the odds I would play to the stats.
For starter’s why would you put Kyle Seager in the number 7 spot in the lineup? Seager’s more comfortable in both the #2 spot and in the #5 spot in the lineup. Seager’s career batting average is .316 when batting 5th and .297 when batting 2nd.
As for Gillespie his career batting average against left handed pitchers is.188 while he bats .266 lifetime against right handed pitchers…….am I the only one seeing this?