Broadway just another stop for Ethier as he extends hitting streak to 30 games
Guess the pressure of big, bad New York won’t be getting to Andre Ethier.
The Dodgers right fielder wasted no time in keeping his career-high hitting streak alive Friday night, lining a single in his first at-bat.
The hit gave Ethier a 30-game hitting streak, leaving him alone for second on the Dodgers’ all-time list and just one behind Willie Davis.
Davis set the franchise record with a 31-game hitting streak in 1969.
Ethier had not played in two days. He had taken Wednesday off because of a sore elbow and the Dodgers had an off day Thursday to travel to New York.
The layoff clearly did not negatively affect Ethier. He got ahead in the count 3-0 in the first inning against Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese and was allowed to swing.
Ethier, who had never faced Niese, laced a clean single to center.
He had been tied for second on the club list with Zack Wheat, who had a 29-game streak in 1916.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier waiting to bat against the Cubs earlier this week in Chicago. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images