Gillespie’s woes continue, goes 1 for last 16 against Omaha.
I blogged yesterday that Cole Gillespie is not capable of playing competitive Triple-A ball. His performance today against Omaha results in a series record (for the past five games ) of 1 for 16, with seven strike-outs.
To manager Don Money’s credit, he has put Bourgeois back into the line-up instead of playing Gillespie in his place, and that decision has paid off big like I said it would. Jason played the last three games in the O-Royals series batting 5 for 11 with 2 RBIs.
Brendan Katin, also struggling at the plate, has sat for the last three games, allowing Bourgeois to play in the outfield as well as Gillespie. Katin’s .255 batting average is still way better than Gillespie’s.
Cole Gillespie, since 4/23 is now 6 for 46 (.130), with 12 strike outs. That is the lowest batting average on the team.
I wonder how much longer Don Money can afford to let Gillespie spiral into fruitlessness. Gillespie needs his confidence back and he’s not going to find it trying to hit his way out of his current slump at the Triple-A level.