Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher Chad Billingsley injured his right hamstring in Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. The club is calling the injury a right hamstring cramp.
So far in 2009, Billingsley has compiled an 11-6 record for a 3.82 ERA with 140 strikeouts, 63 walks and a 1.28 WHIP. Along with youngster Clayton Kershaw, Billingsley is one of the main reasons why the Dodgers have compiled baseball’s best record.
That said, Billingsley has been rather inconsistent since early July. He got back to back no decisions against the Padres and Brewers, respectively, on July 5 and July 10, then lost to the Houston Astros after giving up six runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings of work. He did bounce back with a win over the Reds on July 22, but then lost to the St. Louis Cardinals on July 28 before picking up another with over the Braves on Sunday.
As of now, Billingsley is expected to make his next scheduled start.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have the Dodgers listed at 5/1 to win the 2009 World Series and 2/1 to win the NL Pennant.
Posted: 8/3/09 10:25PM ET