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Andre Ethier Is Our Dodger

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Andre Ethier has the power for the Dodgers. Dodgers official headshot manipulated by Obamicon.Me.
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Andre Ethier hit back to the box, struck out, grounded out, then doubled to right in the ninth inning and struck out in the 11th. He is 1-for-5. You have Furcal on first with one out.

Fastball and a high drive into deep right! Back goes Jones to the wall! Gone!

[Dodger Stadium crowd cheers and “I Love LA” starts playing in the background.]

Andre Ethier who could better be known as Mr. Miracle comes up with a walk-off home run, and the Dodgers hang on and beat the last-place Pirates 5-4. A little bit of magic. They brought in Bootcheck to relieve Jackson. They brought in Dumatrait to relive. And Ethier hits it out.

For Ethier his 30th home run, first left-hand Dodger since Shawn Green to have 30 home runs. And leading the towel brigade was Orlando Hudson waving a white flag of victory, not of surrender.

For Andre his sixth walk off winner this year. I mean you go back to Duke Snider, Babe Herman, Dolph Camilli and now Andre Ethier. And the Pirates are in shock as Mr. Magic hits it out.

Everyone who sits down and watches Dodger games knows what will happen. If the Dodgers are down by a run or two in the ninth inning, or if things get into extra innings, everyone is looking for one person: Andre Ethier. 11 times since 2008 he was the last man standing at the plate for the Dodgers hitting the ball to where the defense ain’t. Yet as Vin Scully’s call of Andre Ethier’s last walk-off homer last season in the 13th inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 15 on KCAL9 indicates, it still sends everyone into a frenzy.

After a walk-off homer on August 9, 2009 against the Atlanta Braves Ethier remarked, “They never get old. It’s always I guess jaw-dropping once you see it either land or go over the fence or something.”