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Dodgers’ Andre Ethier extends hit streak to 26 games

May 1, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

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If it wasn’t time before, it’s probably time now to begin taking Andre Ethier‘s hit streak seriously.

From Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News comes word that the 29-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday evening’s loss to the Padres, extending his streak to 26 games. Ethier also made a diving catch in the game and two remarkable throws from right field.

This streak already has some history to it, as Ethier broke the major league record last week for most consecutive games with a hit in the month April. Now he’ll be gunning for 27 straight games. Then he’ll be trying for 30. Soon enough, we may even have to line his numbers up alongside some of the best hitting streaks in baseball history.

For now, we’ll sit back and watch as he tries to get halfway (28) to Joe DiMaggio’s magical 56.

  1. smarterthangirardi - May 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    the guy isnt even half way to 56 and look at all the press hes getting, i cant wait till he hits like 35 or 40 and the countdowns begin

    • aceshigh11 - May 1, 2011 at 8:36 PM

      You made a key point: NOT EVEN halfway to 56…THAT shows how remarkable DiMaggio’s record really is.

      It’s mind-boggling, really.

      • smarterthangirardi - May 2, 2011 at 1:24 AM

        now its 27, this is statrting to intrigue me..if he hits 30 ill take him seriously

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