The Dodgers turn to Chad BIllingsley to stem the tide tonight against the rival Giants. Billingsley, 5-0 with a 2.21 ERA, has assumed the role of ace this season, and not just in our eyes. In his last 11 regular season starts, Billingsley is 9-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 70.2 innings.
Billingsley has pitched at least seven innings in three straight starts. He has never had a streak of four such starts.
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James Loney sits against the lefty Barry Zito tonight, the second straight game against Zito Loney has been benched. Matt Kemp moves into the cleanup spot:
Josh Rawitch gives us some updates on a pair of injured pitchers at Inside The Dodgers:
- Hiroki Kuroda threw long toss and will throw off a mound in the next few days in the attempt to build his rehab schedule
- Jason Schmidt is scheduled to throw in San Bernardino Tuesday, and I will attempt to be at that game.
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