Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (8-4, 3.48) vs. Jason Bergmann, RHP (2-5, 4.56).
Dodgers: 68-63 (3rd place NL West, 5.5 GB; 3rd place WC, 3.5 GB; W2)
Nationals: 58-74 (4th place NL East, 16.0 GB, L4)
Current postseason odds for the Dodgers, from Baseball Prospectus: 24.3%
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: Billingsley snapped a month-long four-game losing streak in Philadelphia. He scattered four hits over seven innings and was charged with only one run, striking out seven. He said he had better command than in recent games, and he was economical with his pitch count (93). Billingsley won his only start against Washington in his career, allowing one run in six innings.
Nationals: With John Lannan shutdown as a starter, it means Bergmann will get the start. He has been on the disabled list for almost a month because of tightness in his left hamstring. In Bergmann's last rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Columbus, he tossed seven scoreless innings and gave up six hits against Louisville. He struck out nine batters in the game.
From Inside the Dodgers:
Pierre, CF (15-game hitting streak, one shy of his career best)
Ethier, RF (.444 avg, .545 OBP over last seven games)