On a night when there were many heroes for the Dodgers (Martin, Gonzo, Abreu, Saito), my money says Chad Billingsley was their MVP. He went 2 1/3 behind Wolf, saving the already-depleted bullpen, and retired seven of the eight batters he faced, striking out five of them. He isn’t going into the rotation anytime soon (unless Schmidt isn’t ready to take over for Hendrickson on Tuesday), but Billingsley appears to be ready to step into a starting role anytime the Dodgers are ready for him. This game and his similar three-inning stint against the Cubs last Friday night were major steps forward for one of the organization’s most promising pitchers. Dodgers go to 32-22, but it doesn’t look like they’re going to reclaim sole possession of first place. D-backs are beating the Mets handily, and the Pods are tied with the Nats in the ninth.