As Andre Ethier tries to extend his hitting streak to 30 games today, against Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs, I started thinking about hitting streaks. UPDATE: Ethier has been scratched, with a sore left elbow, per Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. Elbow problems abound!
Ethier has exactly one hit in each of his last three games -- two infield singles, and a looper just over the outstretched glove of second baseman Darwin Barney last night -- and I wondered, what is the longest LA Dodger streak of getting exactly one hit in each game?
Willy Aybar leads the pack:
|Longest LA Dodger Streak With Exactly One Hit|
Ethier is 8-for-18 with a double and two walks against Zambrano in his career. Ted Lilly starts for the Dodgers. Both Lilly and Zambrano pitched in the series in Wrigley Field a week and a half ago, in separate games, and both pitched badly. Each pitcher allowed more runs than innings.
Game Time: 12:10 p.m.
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