… due to space limitations, I wasn’t able to get this into tomorrow’s paper, and I wanted to make sure I got it in somewhere … Andre Ethier had a single, double and home run today for the second time in three games, and he has now homered in three consecutive games. This guy has really been on fire lately. He is 9 for 19 over his past five games, and he has four HRs in his past eight games. Seven of his past 10 hits have gone for extra bases. His HR today came off Giants lefty Jonathan Sanchez, significant because the LH-hitting Ethier came into the day batting .167 (10 for 60) against lefties for the year. He is now hitting .281 overall. … Also, Jason Schmidt got knocked around in his rehab start at Las Vegas last night, but by all accounts, he pitched well and his velocity was good. He admitted to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that is still a little gun-shy about really letting it go for fear of re-injuring his shoulder. That’s something he’ll have to get over, but that’s what rehab is for. … Torre also said Andruw Jones and Nomar Garciaparra will sit out Sunday’s game. He wants to be cautious with those guys, and that’s understandable.