Andre Ethier Still Has A Streak Alive

Sure, Andre Ethier saw his 30-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday in New York. But he also walked that day, and while the media coverage of his streak has dwindled away, he still has a streak he is working on. Ethier has reached base, either via hit, walk, or hit-by-pitch, for 35 straight games. It is the longest streak by a Dodger since Jeff Kent reached base in 38 straight games in 2007.

Longest Streak, Times On Base, By A Dodger 1919-2011
Player Year(s) Games
Duke Snider
1954 58
Shawn Green 2000 53
Ron Cey 1975-76 47
Len Koenecke 1934 44
Zack Wheat 1919-20 44
Augie Galan 1945 43
Eric Karros 1994-95 41
Babe Herman 1926 40
Steve Sax 1986-87 39
Billy Grabarkewitz 1970 39
Duke Snider 1953 39
Jim Gilliam 1953 39
Jeff Kent 2007 38
Jackie Robinson
1950 38
Rube Bressler 1928 37
Andre Ethier 2011 35
Mark Grudzielanek 2001 35
Gil Hodges
1957 35

Ethier's 35-game streak is tied for the 16th longest streak by a Dodger since 1919, with Gil Hodges and Mark Grudzielanek.

Lineups

The Dodgers go for their first series win since April 22-24 tonight, sending Jon Garland against Charlie Morton, who is 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA despite equal numbers of walks and strikeouts (24, in 46 innings). The Dodgers scored six runs in six innings off Morton in a start last April 30.

Jerry Sands gets the night off tonight, while Tony Gwynn mans left field and bats leadoff. Speaking of leadoff, the Pirates benched Andrew McCutchen for tonight for failing to run out a dropped third strike last night, per Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Former Dodger Xavier Paul starts in center field and bats leadoff in McCutchen's place.

 

Dodgers Pirates
LF Gwynn CF Paul
2B Miles LF Tabata
RF Ethier RF Jones
CF Kemp 2B Walker
3B Uribe 3B Alvarez
1B Loney 1B Overbay
C Navarro C Snyder
SS Carroll
SS Cedeno
P Garland P Morton

Game Time: 4:05 p.m.

TV: KCAL

MLB Gameday

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