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May 7, 2011

"Mr. April" Looks to Extend Streak

Just over a week ago, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier set a record by hitting in 23-straight April games.

A few days later, “Mr. April” ended the first month of the season with a 26-game hit streak.

Now, as we enter the first weekend of May…the 29-year-old is on the verge of becoming the all-time hit king for the Dodgers. And with Chris Young on the bump for the New York Mets, odds are Ethier will get the job done and tie Willie Davis’s 42-year-old Dodger record of getting a base knock in 31-straight games.

Simply put…Ethier owns Young. In 29 at bats, dude has 12 hits against the 6’10” hurler (good for a .414 batting average) and six home runs.

But Sunday is a whole different story.

In order to set the Dodgers all-time hit streak record, Ethier is going to have to take his cuts against a guy that he’s only faced twice in his career…knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

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