LOS ANGELES -- Chad Billingsley has returned to formand just in time.
In time for the Dodgers to find another reliable starter as the pennant race begins to take serious shape.
In time to show the Dodgers and the rest of the baseball world that the 2007 and 2008 seasonswhen he was a combined 28-15weren't flukes.
And just in time to save his position in the starting rotation and possibly on the team.
Despite giving up a leadoff inside-the-park home run to Eric Young Jr., Billingsley won his fourth straight, beating Colorado 6-4. The right hander is now 8-9 with an ERA just a bit over 2.00 during the streak. The Dodgers are a game-and-a-half behind San Francisco in the N.L. West
Since coming off the DL with arm inflammation on July 28, he's ended a five-game losing streak and watched his overall ERA improve from 4.15 to 3.84 And he did it as the Dodgers acquired innings-eating Joe Blanton, who pitches well in pressure games and especially during the post-season, when he's 2-0. ...