Chad Billingsley (15-10, 3.02) vs. Zach Duke (5-14, 4.84).
COMMENTS: Lest we start getting cocky, with a 4.5 game lead over the Diamondbacks with 11 to play, plus having won the first two games of this Pirates series with ease (assuring the Dodgers of at least a series split), let us remind you: This is Zach Duke about which we're talking. Fifth in the voting for NL Rookie of the Year in 2005. Only two starts removed from a complete game shutout. And Duke is 1-0 against us this year. So we should approach this hazard, and today's game, with the requisite amount of seriousness. (No need to wear the Daisy Dukes, Manny!)