Nick Hundley continues to show pop in his bat for the San Diego Padres, and that’s good news for the team which needs their catcher to get on a hot streak.
Actually, the Padres need to have all of their players get on a hot streak to stop the run of the many low-scoring losses they have sustained, including a 3-1 loss on Wednesday to the Milwaukee Brewers Hundley homered for the Padres’ only run.
He has proven to be a reliable hitter for the Padres this season. He doesn’t usually get hot, nor does he stay cold. It’s usually very steady. In his last 10 games, Hundley is 10-for-33 at the plate with three homers and seven RBIs. He’s giving the Padres the boost they need as they try to be a factor in the NL West standings.
Hundley is hitting .254 right now, which is 13 points above his career average, so he’s doing a decent job at the plate and is hitting for power.
He’s in line to appear in the most games he has for the Padres during his career. His most number of games played in one single MLB season is 85. He is in the demanding position as the catcher, so the more Hundley can contribute for the Padres, the better off they’ll be.
They may not be a title contender, but the Padres can still win a lot of ballgames this season and have a role in determining the team that will be divisional champs.