SAN DIEGO -- The Padres, who have scored one run in their last 21 innings, shuffled their lineup again on Saturday, giving veteran Mark Kotsay the start in left field -- his first start at Petco Park -- and having Nick Hundley bat fourth against the Phillies.
The Padres haven't gotten a lot of production out of the cleanup spot in the order. Heading into Saturday's game, Padres' cleanup hitters had a batting average of .177, with a .274 slugging percentage and no home runs.
This is the first time that Hundley has hit fourth this season. He's hit either fifth or six previously, though he hit .289 in 45 at-bats in the cleanup slot last season.
"We do think he's having some better at-bats overall," Padres manager Bud Black said of Hundley. "Last year, he produced some runs in that spot."