Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (7-1, 3.65) vs. Doug Davis, LHP (7-10, 4.11).
Dodgers: 58-50 (2nd place NL West, 1.0 GB, L1)
D'backs: 60-50 (1st place NL West, 1.0 GA, L1)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: He didn't even get halfway toward duplicating the complete game of his previous start, as Billingsley was knocked out after 4 1/3 innings by the Rockies. The righty didn't get away with poorly located pitches, as Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Holliday took him deep. He walked three and one of them scored, as his win streak was snapped at seven games. He's allowed 10 home runs in 79 innings, and he's 3-0 lifetime against the Diamondbacks.
D'backs: Davis pitched seven strong innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six and walking three in a no-decision against Atlanta in his last start. The Braves did all of their damage in a three-run fourth, but they made Davis work throughout the game, leading him to throw a season-high 122 pitches. The lefty has bounced back from a rough June in which he compiled a 6.34 ERA by going 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA in July, with six of his past seven outings being quality starts. Davis is 2-1 in his career against the Dodgers, although he hasn't allowed an earned run against them in 22 innings.
This Son will be at the Stadium tonight, Field level, 3rd base side. If you're there, and want to stop by and say hi, make a comment on this post. At the very least we can share a beer and lament how the Dodgers, losers of their last four consecutive series, don't merit the the second-place NL West position that they have. If I don't see a good performance from Billingsley tonight, I may be hanging Chad myself.