Chad Billingsley still hasn’t broken out of his funk. Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers had high hopes for the former ace in his “return” to the mound last night, but he had an all-too-familiar collapse in the sixth inning to spoil what started as a promising outing. The performance was a microcosm of his entire season, which began with Billingsley winning his first four starts and an All-Star game appearance, but has snowballed into an ugly storm of walks and home runs. We have seen this act before: he takes two steps forward, and one giant step back. Yet the problem goes deeper than just the '09 season. Billingsley exploded into the Dodgers organization at a young age as a first-round pick in the ’03 draft. He took the fast track to the majors, posting a ...
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