If he wants to be known as more than a good young pitcher, the postseason is the hurdle every good young pitcher must surmount. It was that way for Ford and Koufax, for Gibson and Hershiser, for Glavine and Maddux and Smoltz. Before Thursday, it was that way for the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who at 25 entered this Division Series having won 77 big-league games but never one in the playoffs. Come Game 2, it was that way for Mike Minor.
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