Wade LeBlanc had the Dodgers no-hit through 5 1/3, partially because we fielded Reed Johnson second, Garret Anderson sixth, and Nick Green (in his first Dodger start) seventh (the trio is batting .224, .136, .000 respectively). The three of them combined to go 0-for-10, by the way. But all Chad Billingsley needed was a clutch RBI single from Russell Martin (who extended his hitting streak to 11 games), which scored Jamey Carroll (who had coaxed a walk from a 0-2 count, and then was sacrificed to second by a perfect bunt by Billingsley).
Billingsley's two perfect sacrifices today weren't the story, though: it was Chad's 7.1 IP of 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K performance that only took 95 pitches. Looks like a pretty damn efficient outing to me, Mr. Kurkjian. (Oh, and Bills hit MSB in the third, just for good measure. Which is not easy to do, I might add, given MSB's stature.) Complement Chad with two quick outs and a hold from Hong-Chih Kuo, and Jonathan Broxton's fourth-straight appearance (and fourth-straight save), and this game was done.
That's a pair of nice lookin' brooms you're looking at, as well as a perfect 6-0 roadtrip against division rivals, which brings the Dodgers to two games back of first place. Come on home, boys--you did real good.
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