If Clayton Kershaw had thrown Curtis Granderson a curveball in the 7th inning of Game 1, maybe nobody would be talking about his postseason struggles.
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Saturday's MLB postseason schedule
- Game 2: Cubs at Cardinals, 5:37 p.m. ET (Cardinals lead NLDS series 1-0)
- Game 2: Mets at Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. ET (Mets lead NLDS series 1-0)
The enigmatic, unhittable Zack Greinke
In advance of his Game 2 start in the NLDS vs. the Mets, The Mag examined Greinke and found a resiliency in the enigmatic Dodgers ace that has enabled the possible Cy Young winner's record-book season. Mastery and mystery
Kershaw and deGrom rack up the K's
Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom became the first starters to both strike out at least 11 batters in the same postseason game on Friday.
Aces vying for unwanted honor
Both David Price and Clayton Kershaw got closer to tying Randy Johnson for the most consecutive postseason starts lost with their respective Game 1 defeats.
It's easy to second-guess managers in the playoffs. Just ask Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who may or may not have taken Clayton Kershaw out of Game 1 too early.
Clayton Kershaw in atypical form
The Dodgers ace showed some frustration after walking Ruben Tejada in the seventh inning of the team's Game 1 loss to the Mets. See the best photos from the series. Full NLDS photo gallery
Buster Olney offers his first-hand look at what it was like to watch Jacob deGrom pitch Friday and has notes from the other Division Series games.
The Mets face Zack Greinke on Saturday night at his most dominant, and ahead of the start, Steve Wulf traces his path to greatness.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to have to win one of Clayton Kershaw's starts one of these Octobers or they're not going anywhere.
With four MLB playoff games packed into one Friday, there were plenty of standout performances. When the dust settled, two NL pitchers stood out.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom beat Clayton Kershaw at his own game Friday night. We look at the keys to his success.
Jacob deGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings in his postseason debut and Daniel Murphy homered off Clayton Kershaw to help the Mets defeat the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.
The plague of Octobers past resurfaced for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Mets in Game 1 of the NLDS, which went New York's way 3-1.
Former UCLA F Meyers dies at 62
Dave Meyers, who led UCLA to the national title in 1975 in John Wooden's final season as coach, died Friday at 62 after battling cancer. Meyers averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 in his senior season for the Bruins, and later played four seasons for the Bucks after the Lakers dealt him as part of the trade for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Story
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Don Mattingly said the Dodgers decided before the seventh inning, based on Clayton Kershaw's pitch count, that they wouldn't let him get beyond Curtis Granderson. He said David Wright "pumps on lefties pretty good."
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Clayton Kershaw said his three walks in the seventh inning put him in no position to argue with Don Mattingly for taking him out with the bases loaded and two outs.