The funny part is, what was a pretty solid start from Chad Billingsley is going to get lost in a sea of poor bullpen work, bad umpiring, the usual lousy Dodger offense, and the big scarlet L that got hung on Billingsley’s chest. Billingsley worked into the 8th having allowed just one run on four hits and two walks, still south of 100 pitches and looking for all the world as though he was going to finish this one off all by himself.
Of course, the collection of Dead Ball-era bats that the Dodgers have assembled couldn’t manage more than one run off journeyman starter Jeff Karstens, he of the identical ERA & FIP marks entering tonight: 4.99. How bad was it tonight? The team leader in total bases, with three… was Billingsley, who
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