Prior to this stretch, Ethier had been struggling. He hit 5-for-38 during a 10-game road trip. His grand slam against Seattle one week ago snapped a homerless streak that dated back to May 21.
After hitting .366 in May, Ethier has hit just .196 this month. Before signing his extension, the right fielder's average had steadily dropped from .333 to .287 over the last few weeks. He's got it back to .295 heading into Sunday's game.