Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw brought his most dominant stuff in an 8-0 NL West-clinching win over the Giants Tuesday night. Performances like that have become a routine for Kershaw over the past five seasons. The ace is a strong contender to win his fourth Cy Young Award in that span – a span in which Kershaw has finished with an ERA of 2.53 or better every year.

But while the pitcher is among the best in the game throughout the regular season, he has been a completely different pitcher in the postseason. In 11 career playoff appearances, Kershaw is just 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA. So should the Dodgers be concerned about how he’ll fare against the Mets in the NLDS? Mad Dog Sports Radio’s Adam Schein isn’t too worried.

“Clayton Kershaw is Peyton Manning: A legendary regular-season performer who has struggled mightily – it’s on both of their resumes – in the postseason,” Schein said. “Because of the presence of [Zack] Greinke, it’s ripe for Kershaw to really get that playoff monkey off of his back,”

Schein continued:

“I think Clayton Kershaw is going to go out and absolutely, positively dominate in the postseason.”

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