Dodgers start Chad Billingsley, RHP (12-5, 3.09) vs. Travis Blackley, LHP (0-0, 3.60).
Dodgers: 81-79 (4th place NL West for good, 9 GB, W1)
Giants: 70-90 (5th/last place NL West, 20 GB, L3)
From Dodgers.com, the scouting report on the starters:
Dodgers: It wasn't his best outing, but Billingsley was good enough to stop the Dodgers' losing streak in Arizona. He got into the sixth inning and allowed only one run, although the four walks caused him more trouble than necessary and ran up the pitch count. Nonetheless, he's won five of his last six decisions.
Giants: Blackely made a good first impression in his first Major League start since 2004. Blackley's pitch speed hovered around 80 mph, but his command was good enough to shut out the Reds for the last four innings. Nerves and being out of practice led to a rough first inning when Blackley gave up a two-run homer, but those were the only runs he gave up during his five-inning outing. The performance earned him another start and a final chance to make an impression before the season ends.
COMMENTS: A Dodgers win tonight secures a winning record for the 2007 season. Let's go, Billingsley!