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Ethier's hit streak was a small miracle

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08:13 AM ET 06.02 | To hear Andre Ethier tell it, he was a mess at the plate during his month-plus hitting streak, but he feels he's coming around after a two-week slump. Ethier said there was something mechanically wrong with his swing during his hitting streak, which spanned from April 2 to May 6. "I don't think I ever had a good feeling during the streak, really," Ethier said. "I was just getting hits. I think that was the problem." The way he tells it, his success reinforced what he was doing wrong. Of the 46 hits Ethier collected during his streak, only three were home runs. "It's tough to hit for power the way I was hitting, where I was mechanically," he said.

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June 2, 2011  08:37 AM ET

You need to have a lot of luck as well as being good to have a streak like that.

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June 2, 2011  09:43 AM ET

Whatever works ha ha. How many times does a guy rip a shot right back at the pitcher only to have it caught? Short of a home run that's probably as good as you can hit a ball.

June 2, 2011  11:34 AM ET
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dang every post its mongo first then spam. Chunkystools is always 3rd :(

That's because 3rd rhymes with turd.

 
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