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Andre Ethier pushes hitting streak to 27 games with infield single

Andre-ethier1_300 Sometimes they’re line drives, sometimes they’re little dribblers and sometimes they glance off gloves.

They all count as hits, and Andre Ethier will take them however they come. And right now, they just keep on coming.

Ethier extended his career-high hitting streak Sunday against San Diego at Dodger Stadium, bouncing a ball just inside the first-base line in the seventh inning. Padres first baseman Brad Hawpe, who usually plays in the outfield, dived for the ball, but it glanced off his glove and he had no chance to make a play as Ethier raced to the bag.

The infield single made it 27 consecutive games with at least one hit for Ethier, the second-longest streak in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Willie Davis holds the franchise record of 31 games.

The longest hitting streak for a player from the franchise's Brooklyn era is Zack Wheat’s 29-game stretch in 1916. Ethier is tied with Duke Snider and Ducky Medwick for the third-longest hitting streak in the Dodgers' 122-year history.

The last player in the majors to put together a 27-game hitting streak was Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki in 2009.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier after the end of an inning Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images

 
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oh no, the "yips" appear to be back!!!!
(seems Kuo still suffering w/this malady)

A hit* huh? My glyph it was. Who is the official scorer, his agent?


That one ranks up there with the missed call first base 1985 World Series.


Anyway, back to more pressing matters...


Padres take two out of three from the dudgers - and 'in' LA; this is almost as pathetic as watching the expansion Padres sweep the 'Dodgers' four straight in 1969.


I keep hoping that any minute Allen Funt & Durward Kirby will jump out from behind their Frank & Jaime masks and say "Smile! You're on Candid Camera!"

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This n' that -

Q: How many hrs today for slappy 'e'?
A: none; still stuck on 3 in 111 at bats now.

[ I wonder if the other Triple Crown favorites are doing as well? ]


Q: How many games over .500 now dudgers?
A: none - they've now sunk below the mediocre waters by a game.

The good news? Only 66 more wins needed to equal the number the dudgers won in 2010. The bad news? Only 133 games left to play... it's gonna be close.

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A hit is a hit whether it's a blooper to left field or a line drive - it was ruled a hit. Congrats Ethier....keep it up! GO DODGERS!!


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