the idea that it's all luck in the post season is absolutely, positively ridiculous. Do you believe that about the Pats as well? Some guys are winners. Some guys aren't. That is just life. Some people, for whatever reason, panic. Others,for some reason, do not. Clemens was dynamite in game 6 of the series against the Mets. Should never have been taken out. By the way, the next time Billy Beane wins in the post season will be the first. Small market but so are the Rays. Once again, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, those guys sure were lucky. Is the moment too big for you? Clayton has been a great regular season pitcher. He has benefited from playing in a non dh league and in a division that has a lot of what are considered pitchers parks. If you want to take Clayton in a big game, be my guest. I have a slew of guys that I would rather have. By the way, of active pitchers who have pitched more than 100 innings in the post season, he has the highest ERA. oh, and roger was 12-8 overall in the postseason. That isn't so bad. It's a winning record and those games against the A's, the A's were so much better than the Sox, it wasn't close. and against the A's in the post season, Clemens was 0-1. That isn't 0-999Roger Clemens was like 0-999 against Dave Stewart and the A’s.
He always gagged for the Sox in the playoffs and was great in the regular season.
Clayton Kershaw is the greatest pitcher since Pedro Martinez.
Randy Johnson was another stud who in the postseason struggled.
Billy Beane in Moneyball nailed it when talking about the postseason. It’s all luck in the postseason. Just get in and then it just comes down to dumb luck.
Derek Lowe was money when the pressure was on in the postseason but during the season he would get bombed.
I don’t really blame Kershaw. He has had good moments and he has had poor performances in postseason. My fantasy team Kershawshank Redemption pitching squad has been carried since by Kershaw since 2009.