Andre Ethier doubled to right field in the sixth inning against Matt Cain of the Giants on Wednesday night, his 30th double of the season. Ethier becomes the first Dodger ever in franchise history to hit at least 30 doubles six years in a row.
In his career against Cain, Ethier is hitting .472 (25-for-53).
Ethier also tied a franchise record, becoming the fifth Dodger ever to even have six seasons of 30 doubles.
|Dodgers With Six 30-Double Seasons|
|Zack Wheat||1910, 1916, 1921, 1924-1926|
|Dixie Walker||1940-1941, 1943-1945, 1947|
|Jackie Robinson||1947-1951, 1953|
|Steve Garvey||1974-1976, 1978-1979, 1982|
Ethier last year joined Jackie Robinson (1947-1951) as the only Dodgers to hit 30 doubles in five consecutive seasons. Ethier's 225 career doubles rank fifth on the Los Angeles Dodgers all-time list, and 14th on the franchise list including the Brooklyn years.
It was the first double for Ethier since August 5. He now has 30 doubles in 125 team games, putting him on pace for 39 doubles on the season. His career high is 42, set in 2009.