Dining with 'Dre…and almost getting a cycle
Quite a day for Andre Ethier…
He started out this morning by continuing his community efforts by visiting the Weingart Center in Downtown L.A., which is a comprehensive human services center for homeless men and women located near “Skid Row.” He helped serve food to approximately 150 at-risk men and women and visited the site of the center’s residential building, including its learning labs. (Andre’s relationship with the center dates back to last season when he took part in a batting practice fundraiser at Dodger Stadium for the facility).
And then he headed into a key September game with the Padres and proceeded to start the game 3-for-3 with a walk…including a single, a triple and his team-leading 19th homer. His eighth-inning chance at the cycle was foiled by a groundout.
But, most importantly, with the Dodgers’ fourth victory in a row, the team heads into tomorrow’s series finale just 1.5 games back of Arizona with the weekend series against the D-backs looming at Dodger Stadium. And I hate to say it, but there won’t be a lineup posted tomorrow…hopefully you know why.