The Dodgers have received a lot of unflattering news about their ownership, but they've received some positive news on the field with the play of Andre Ethier.
The Dodgers outfielder is coming off a 30-game hitting streak, but that hasn't stopped him from maintaing his hot hitting.
Since going 0-for-4 on May 7th against the Mets, Ethier has three hits in eight at-bats, including a two-run homer at Citi Field on Sunday that turned out to be the difference in the game.
Ethier has gotten on base 33-straight games, and his overall numbers for the season are stellar. He has a .430 on-base percentage and .529 slugging percentage, both career highs.
If there is a knock on Ethier's hitting, it's that he continues to struggle against left-handed pitching. It wasn't much of a surprise that Mets' southpaw relievers Tim Brydak and Mike O'Connor struck out Ethier in his last two at-bats of his game-ending streak.
The Dodgers are currently in fourth place in the NL West, and it would be considerably worse without Ethier.
Unless Ethier goes on a cold streak, he can expect to return to the All-Star Game in his hometown of Phoenix in July.
Before the season started, Ethier suggested his time with the Dodgers might come to an end, as there was no deal in place for a contract extension.
He is in the final year of a two-year contract, and is up for salary arbitration at the end of the season.
With the Dodgers ownership in limbo, it's anyone's guess what Ethier's long-term future is with the Dodgers.