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Pitching haunts Dodgers again

Billingsley has an awful first inning and by the time he settles down, it's too late

Updated: May 6, 2010, 11:01 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Chad Billingsley, to his everlasting credit, has apparently heard the critics, right up to and including Dodgers manager Joe Torre and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, who had that well-documented, closed-door meeting with him in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago. He has been more aggressive, thrown more strikes, walked fewer hitters, thrown fewer pitches and, as a result, gone deeper in games, pitching six innings in each of his past three starts after failing to get that far in any ...

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