In four starts this season, hitters are batting .206 (13-for-63) against Erlin.
Which led us to ask manager Bud Black is there anywhere else that Hundley might be able to play to inject another bat into a lineup that is averaging 2 ½ sub-.200 hitters in the lineup on any given day? Of course, the answer in left is Carlos Quentin, who has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a bone bruise to his left knee. Maybin suffered a ruptured biceps tendon diving for a ball in the outfield during the Padres third spring training game.
Quentin is getting closer, but there is no timetable on his return. ERLIN STINGY: Although left-handed starter Robbie Erlin gave up three hits and three walks to the first 10 Giants he faced Sunday (which resulted in a loss), he retired the last 14 Giants he faced.
Overall, 12 on Hundley’s 47 career homers have come against the Giants and his home run rate of one-every-9.4-at-bats against San Francisco is the best among active players against the Giants.
Hundley has a career batting average of .280 (51-for-182) against the Giants.