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Is Clayton Kershaw overrated?

While Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has established himself as one of the most dominant pitchers of the modern day era, his postseason struggles are starting to damage his legacy. Many people feel his lack of World Series rings and uneven performances in the playoffs shouldn't garner the kind of negative attention he gets. Others believe Kershaw had little help from the rest of his team and is still one of the best pitchers ever. What do you think? ⚾

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People seem to be surprised Clayton Kershaw underperformed in another postseason series. This is what we have to expect of him! In eight years of pitching in the playoffs, Kershaw has been nothing but a serviceable starter, compiling a 9-9 record with a 4.28 ERA after Game 1 of the 2018 World Series. 

Still, that's a far cry from his 153-69 record during the regular season with a 2.39 ERA. He can get all the awards he wants, but if he isn't performing well in the postseason where it really counts, he shouldn't be praised like he's one of the greatest to step on the mound.

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People act like it's all Kershaw's fault for some of his poor pitching performances in the playoffs. There was the time he didn't get any run support in 2014 against the Cardinals. Even in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series, his defense let him down in the first inning. 

Let's not forget about the seven-inning, 11 strikeout gem he threw in the World Series. Kershaw has proven he can pitch in the playoffs. His team needs to step up and help him out. He's not overrated at all!

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