The latest update on Orlando Hudson is that the team is unsure whether he'll be able to start tonight, ostensibly due to the fact that he's still having a hard time swinging the bat left-handed. Since the Rockies have right-hander Aaron Cook on the mound this evening, it would seem that Hudson's chances of playing will be slim if he's still not feeling right while swinging from the left side.
To which, I pose an honest question: Is there any reason Hudson has to bat from the left side against a righty? If he's feeling more comfortable swinging from the right, wouldn't we all prefer a righty-hitting Hudson -- even against a right-handed pitcher -- to Trevor Plouffe or Nick Punto in the No. 2 spot? Or is he so accustomed to hitting against opposite-handers that he'd struggle to adjust?