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Andre Ethier keeps streak on the level

Dodger has pushed it to 26 games, but he's deft at keeping the drama from building

Updated: May 1, 2011, 12:22 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It feels as if there should be more drama. Hitting streaks, at least when they reach a certain length, are supposed to be dramatic. And Andre Ethier historically has been something of a dramatic guy anyway, the Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder having always played the game on a wave of emotion.

But in this case and with this hitting streak -- which, in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 5-2 loss to the San Diego Padres before 34,453 on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, reached ...

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