Billingsley Looks To Extend Scoreless Streak Against Giants

LOS ANGELES CA - JULY 21: Chad Billingsley #58 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants on July 21 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Chad Billingsley get the ball on short rest today, as the Dodgers take on the Giants in the second game of their series at AT&T Park. Since giving up three home runs in the first two innings on Memorial Day to Arizona, Billingsley has thrown 55 2/3 innings without allowing another home run. He also has a current streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings.

Barry Zito gets the call for the Giants, making his fourth start against the Dodgers this season. In the previous three starts, he has given up a total of five runs in 20 2/3 innings (a 2.18 ERA), but the Dodgers have managed to win all three games.

The trade deadline will hit right before the game starts, so I'm sure news will break between now and then. The White Sox have asked about Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about Ted Lilly and (gulp) Ryan Theriot. Expect chaos in the next few hours.

Get your guesses in for Xeifrank's game simulation here.

Game Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: Fox

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