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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode – The Guardian

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joy

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In the 178th postseason inning hes pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pitcher this century allowed a hit.
It might have been nothing, early jitters for the Dodgers ace, that gradual settling that even the mightiest arms require. But in the case of Clayton Kershaw, a million minds worried that it might be more. One hit may lead to two, three to sliders that dont drop and curveballs that wont curve and another of Kershaws fabled playoff meltdowns.
Or a hit might just…

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