Ethier's 26-game hitting streak established a Major League record for the longest hitting streak during the month of April, having passed Joe Torre's 22-game streak from April 1971.
Including Ethier, the last four Major Leaguers to hit safely in 30 straight games (Moises Alou, Willy Tavarez and Ryan Zimmerman) have had their hitting streak snapped in the next contest.
Ethier, who walked once, said he was more upset by his failures in key situations in the 4-2 loss to New York than he was by the end of his streak, which started April 2.
"Don't be a stranger guys," he said to the media crowd around his locker after the game. "It's like a bad breakup right now," he said. "I'm not going to see a lot of your faces anymore."
"It will be a nice filler for the media guide, or a Vin Scully trivia question. I don't think it's something that will define my season or the Dodgers' season," Ethier said.
"When somebody told me I tied Zach Wheat, I said, 'who's that?' I thought it was a minor leaguer we had called up. But you find out you're second all-time, it's nice to learn about the history."
The longest streaks in Dodgers history:
Los Angeles Records gm name, year 31 - Willie Davis, 1969 30 - Andre Ethier. 2011 25 - Willie Davis, 1971 25 - Steve Steve, 1986 25 - Paul Lo Duca, 2003 24 - John Shelby, 1988 23 - Brett Butler, 1991 22 - Nomar Garciaparra, 2006 21 - Steve Garvey, 1978 20 - Tom Davis, 1960 20 - Tom Davis, 1964 20 - Maury Wills, 1965 20 - Steve Garvey, 1978 All-Time Records: 31 - Willie Davis 30 - Andre Ethier, 2011 29 - Zach Wheat, 1916 27 - Joe Medwick, 1942 27 - Duke Snider, 1953 26 - Willie Keeler, 1902 26 - Zach Wheat, 1918 25 - Harvey Hendrick, 1929 25 - Buzz Boyle, 1934 25 - Willie Davis, 1971 25 - Steve Steve, 1986 25 - Paul Lo Duca, 2003 Rookie Record 21 - Jack Robinson, 1947 (Brooklyn)