Ethier’s Streak Stopped at 30

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Andre Ethier’s hitting streak was halted at 30 Saturday night against the New York Mets.

The Mets accomplished something only one other team has been able to do so far this season in holding Ethier hitless.  You have to go back to the second game of the season to find the last time the Dodgers right fielder was held without a base hit.

Ethier walked in his first at bat, but was unable to reach base over his final four plate appearances.

During his hitting streak the 2010 All Star managed a .397 batting average, going 46-116 over that span.

30 appears to be the unlucky number for streaker’s.  Willy Taveras, Moises Alou and Ryan Zimmerman all hit safely over 30 consecutive games and each were denied a hit in their 31st contest.

While his hitting streak was snapped, Ethier’s first inning walk continued the right fielder’s stretch of reaching base safely.  He will look to continue this and start a new hitting streak Sunday as the Dodgers try to avoid being swept out of the Big Apple.