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Billingsley plays blame game after rough outing

Updated: October 11, 2008, 12:18 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- If Chad Billingsley is going to be an ace someday, his performance both during and after the game is going to need improvement. Not only did the 24-year-old right-hander fail to get out of the third inning of Friday's 8-5 National League Championship Series loss against the Phillies, but he also shifted some of the blame to a teammate.

When asked repeatedly after the game what he thought went wrong, Billingsley kept saying it was "pitch selection." What went wrong was ...

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