Not much you can really say, except, how great is Chad Billingsley becoming in front of our eyes? In case you missed it, last night, Billingsley threw his first complete game shutout, this time against the Giants, to give the Dodgers a win and finally put them above .500 for the first time since May 27th. It could have arguably been Billinglsey’s second complete game shutout, if not for the way things finished during the Houston game, last year (don’t think I forgot, Loney!), but the man was simply brilliant, tonight. Here is his line:
9 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
He seems to be getting better with each start and let’s clarify something, right now: he’s not becoming an ace, he IS an ace and is gradually climbing up the ladder of becoming one of the great pitchers in baseball, and he just barely turned 24 on the 29th. And, hey, have you ever seen a complete game shut out end with a play at the plate? I’ll bet ol’ Thunder Thighs was happy Ethier got the start in LF, tonight.
Well done, Thunder Thighs!