The 2014 MLB season was definitely the year of Clayton Kershaw. The Dodges ace posted an incredible record of 21-3 with an impressive ERA of just 1.77. Kershaw was awarded both the National League CY Young Award and Most Valuable Player.
However, when October rolled around, Kershaw looked nothing
like pitcher he was for the past six months. The Los Angeles Dodgers would face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS – which proved to be a disastrous series for Kershaw.
Kershaw was called upon in games 1 and 4 of the series and in both outings blew the lead in the seventh inning. The Cardinals would eliminate the Dodgers in four games as Kershaw's postseason numbers did not reflect those of his CY Young season (0-2 record, 7.82 ERA).