Andre Ethier Is A Smooth Criminal

So, Andre Ethier likes to hit HR’s in bunches. 

Ethier3HR2009  .jpgGoing into tonight’s game, he had 11 HR’s, but with four of them multi HR games.  Tonight he had another one, only this time hitting 3 HR’s and driving in 6 RBI’s leading the Dodgers to victory 8-2 over the Seattle Mariners.  Ethier not only has hit 13 of his 14 HR’s at Dodger Stadium this year, but also became the first Dodger to hit 3 HR’s in a single game since the Choi Man did it in 2005, though remember, Choi hit 7 HR’s during that four day period.  Well, at least that was until… 

tracyschambers21gw2.jpgYes, I needed an excuse to revive this photo from four years ago.  Good times, folks. 

But back to the game: in addition to Ethier’s 3 HR game, which will surely grab the headlines, what can’t be forgotten was Clayton Kershaw’s stellar performance, going 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, with 8 K’s.  Kershaw has quietly turned it around after his poor April, where he put up a 7.29 ERA, to put up a 2.57 ERA in May and, going into tonight, a 2.18 ERA through June. 

Let’s pray some of this rubs off on Milton, tomorrow… 

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