Fine with me. Instead of pitching on his normal schedule, which would have meant a Saturday outing against the same Giants team that knocked him around last Sunday, slumping starter Chad Billingsley will not pitch until Wednesday, when the Dodgers face the Nationals in Washington.
Vicente Padilla pitches Friday against San Francisco, Jon Garland goes on Saturday and Randy Wolf starts the series finale on Sunday.
Wolf gets to pitch on his customary five days' rest after he showed no ill effects from his hyperextended left elbow in pitching seven innings against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Torre said that matchups played into his decision to swap Billingsley with Garland.
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