Andre Ethier is starting for the 43rd time in 60 games this season, a number that would have lost a lot of bets in March, or even April.
Ethier has earned the playing time by seizing his opportunity. He's hitting .286/.370/.509, his highest on-base and slugging percentages since 2008. With eight home runs already this season, Ethier doubled his total from 2014, in 380 plate appearances (he has 184 PA this year).
With his production in 2015, Ethier continues to climb the Los Angeles Dodgers leaderboard in a number of categories.
His home run on Monday gave Ethier 470 extra-base hits in his career, one more than Ron Cey for fourth place on the Los Angeles list. The top three are bunched up bot a long way away - Willie Davis (585), Eric Karros (582) and Steve Garvey (579).
Ethier has 153 career home runs, one shy of Willie Davis for ninth place on the LA Dodger list. After Davis are passable targets this year in Shawn Green (162) and Raul Mondesi (163).
Ethier, the only Dodger with seven straight years of 30 or more doubles, has only six doubles this year, but his 287 career doubles are just six behind Bill Russell for fourth place, with Eric Karros (302) looming in the distance in third.
With 607 career runs scored, Ethier is within reach this season of both ninth-place Jim Gilliam (630) and eighth-place Matt Kemp (650).
With 490 walks, including 20 this season, Ethier is 27 behind Karros for seventh place, with Ron Fairly (522) and Wes Paker (533) in his sights.
In other categories, Ethier's position is pretty well set, at least for 2015:
Games: 1,330 (eighth); up next, Mike Scioscia (1,441)
Hits: 1,284 (seventh); up next, Ron Cey (1,378)
RBI: 655 (fifth); up next, Cey (842)
Total bases: 2,090 (sixth); up next, Cey (2,321)
In his career, Ethier has hit .324/.387/.521 with 37 doubles and 19 home runs in 146 games against Arizona, including .348/.464/.739 with two home runs this season.
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