Posted April 08, 2012 on
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Chad Billingsley knew he was on a short leash when he went back out to the mound to start the ninth inning.
Sure enough, as soon as Billingsley gave up Cameron Maybin's one-out single, Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly came out to get the right-hander.
That was OK with Billingsley, who struck out 11 and allowed only three hits in the Dodgers' 6-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Friday night.
''You definitely never want to come out of the game, but it was like 110 pitches or so in your first game out and you don't want to go overboard in the first outing,'' Billingsley said. ''You have 30-plus more starts.''
The impressive start by Billingsley (1-0) came a day after reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw came out after three innings because of the stomach flu in the Dodgers' 5-3 season-opening win.
Billingsley retired pinch-hitter Jeremy Hermida leading off the ninth before allowing Maybin's single to ...
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WP: Clayton Richard (1-0)
LP: Aaron Harang (0-1)Homeruns - SD: Andy Parrino (1), Chase Headley (1) LA - Matt Kemp (1), Andre Ethier (1)
The Padres follow up 10 walks on Saturday with nine on Sunday. For those of you keeping track at home, that is 22 walks on the season, which leads the NL.