Hundley, who entered Thursday's game against Houston hitting .406 with a.487 on-base percentage, has mostly hit eighth this season. He spent two games hitting sixth and one more hitting ninth.
Hundley already has 13 hits this month, one shy of what he had in April a year ago. And the Padres still have 16 games remaining this month, including Thursday's game.
"When a guy is swinging the bat well, you'd like to give him a few more opportunities," Black said.