Chad Billingsley said it was just one that got away -- a fastball that sailed up and seemed to almost dent the side of Cincinnati Reds rookie shortstop Zack Cozart's helmet with two outs in the fifth inning on Monday night.

Whether that's also what led to the game getting away from Billingsley and the Dodgers is something that the starting pitcher buried under a personal four-game losing streak and prone to meltdowns didn't want to confront afterward.

Billingsley squandered five innings of an overpowering shutout performance by yielding three runs on three doubles and a single in a fateful sixth inning, which propelled the Dodgers to an 8-2 loss against the Cincinnati Reds in front of 34,493 at Dodger Stadium.