Chad Billingsley blossoms in own way

The sometimes-forgotten one showed Dodgers just how valuable he is after 1-0 win

Updated: July 9, 2011, 2:37 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- To a certain extent, Chad Billingsley has become the forgotten one.

It's not really his fault, mind you. The Los Angeles Dodgers' right-hander, who as strange as it sounds now has to be counted as a major league veteran, simply hasn't blossomed in the way Clayton Kershaw has. Billingsley was the Dodgers' first-round draft pick four years before Kershaw was, and he beat Kershaw to the majors by almost two years. He even became an All-Star a couple of years ahead of Kershaw, ...

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