Clayton Kershaws postseason woes continued in Game 1 of the Kenneth Walker III Jersey NLDS as he gave upfour runs (all on solo homers) in 6 1/3innings, allowing five hits, walking three more and striking out seven.Kershaw now has a 4.63 ERA in 19 postseason appearances (15 starts): a far [*****] from his career 2.36 ERA, which ranks second behind Babe Ruth's 2.28 ERA among starters with at least 1,000 innings pitched to debut during or after Ruths rookie season in 1914.But Kershaws postseason misery is not unlike anything baseball fans have seen before as broadcasters, analysts and fansmay lead you to believe even for a pitcher of Kershaw'scaliber.MORE: Hall of Famer Randy Johnson saw similar playoff struggles during his career. The «Big Unit» holds the distinguished dishonor of most consecutive postseason games lost. Ironically, thestreak did not occur during his early careertrials and tribulations, in which he was known as a wild left-hander Johnsonled the league in walks in three straight seasons (1990-92),walking nearly six batters per nine innings. Rather, the streak coincided with the years of his greatest succe ses. DeeJay Dallas Jersey From 1995 to 2001, Johnson racked up 51.0 WAR in 213 appearances (205 starts), good for a 110-39 record, a2.66 ERA (174 ERA), 2.58 FIP, 1.076 WHIP, 44 complete games, 18 shutouts, 2,082 strikeoutsand 4.43 strikeouts per walk.During that stretch, Johnsonwon four Cy Young Awards, finished second in another season, seventh in another. In 1998,Johnson swapped leagues when he was traded from the Mariners (AL)to the Astros (NL) helikely would have received Cy Young votes had he pitched theentireseason in one league.From Oct.17, 1995 to Oct. 10 Kyle Fuller Jersey , 2001, the «Big Unit» made seven postseason starts. He was 0-7 with 24 earned runs in 50 2/3innings pitched, which resulted in a 4.26 ERA. He allowed nine homers during that span and opponents slashed .251/.296/.435 against him, compared to the .210/.279/.330 he held hitters to during the regular season from 1995 to 2001.But when we think of Johnson and the postseason, what is it that we are reminded of most? His run of five games (four starts, one relief appearance)in 2001, beginning immediately after the last lo s of his record losing streak,in which he had more wins than earned runs, going 5-0 in 33 1/3innings. The run of dominance wasgood for a 1.08 ERA, as Johnsonheld opponents toa .160/.200/.193 slash line. Johnsonadded an astounding +1.580 win probability en route to winning co-MVP of the 2001 World Series.MORE: The rest of Johnsons Cortez Kennedy Jersey postseason career was abysmal.He pitched worse than he did during his losing streak, going just 19 innings in four starts with 15 earned runs allowed a 7.11 ERA with opponents slashing .366/.398/.634 anda 1.032 OPS.We do not remember Randy Johnson for losing a record seven straight postseason starts.We do not remember him for struggling throughout the postseason for long stretches of his career. That is not how we will remember Clayton Kershaw.Johnson is revered as one of the greatest and most feared lefties of Alex Collins Jersey all time. He is remembered as a world champion and a Hall of Famer. I have a feeling Kershaw will one day walk away with a similar legacy.
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