By Jon Weisman
No Dodger has had a hit in an All-Star Game in five years, and so it’s up to Corey Seager to change that tonight — unless you’re looking for Kenley Jansen to grab a bat and come through.
Yasiel Puig, Dee Gordon, Joc Pederson, Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez have combined to go 0 for 8 since Ethier’s pinch-hit, RBI single in fifth inning of the July 12, 2011 All-Star Game. Gordon did come around to score as a pinch-runner in the 2014 contest.
Here are some firsts and lasts among all Dodger All-Star batters since 1933, when Tony Cuccinello became the franchise’s first All-Star hitter — striking out to end the 1933 All-Star Game …
- Double: Billy Herman (1941), Mike Piazza (1996)
- Triple: Steve Garvey (1976), Steve Garvey (1978)
- Home run: Mickey Owen (1941), Mike Piazza (1996)
- Walk: Babe Phelps (1940), Matt Kemp (2011)
- Hit by pitch: none
- Sacrifice hit: Claude Osteen (1973), Russell Martin (2008)
- Stolen base: Maury Wills (1962), Orlando Hudson (2009)
- Caught stealing: Davey Lopes (1978), Steve Sax (1982)
- Two-hit game: Billy Herman (1943), Steve Garvey (1978)
- Three times on base: Jackie Robinson (1951), Steve Garvey (1978)
- Two-run game: Jackie Robinson (1949, three runs), Maury Wills (1962)
- Three-strikeout game: Johnny Roseboro (1961), Yasiel Puig (2014)
One Dodger All-Star landmark that will probably never be broken: Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella caught all 14 innings in 1950 and went 0 for 6.