It's the second time in eight days that Ludwick has found himself in a new place in the order, as he was moved from the cleanup spot to the No. 3 hole on Sept. 4. In seven games batting third, Ludwick posted a .174 average.
The switch, Black said, is simply designed to take some pressure off the outfielder.
"Luddy's had some great at-bats with us since he's been here, but I've noticed a little bit of a press the last few days," Black said "Maybe this will just give him a little bit of an exhale. We need him, and I know he's going to provide some big hits for us."
Ludwick is batting .200 in 30 at-bats in September and .216 with four home runs and 16 RBIs in 38 games overall since coming over from the Cardinals in a deal at the Trade Deadline.
"When you move a guy, it just gives him sort of a different perspective," Black said. "I think there is a perception when you hit [third or fourth], there's an expectation level. A guy like Luddy who came over here thinking, 'They traded for me,' all that stuff, sometimes can weigh on a player."