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That’s when Clayton Kershaw went completely overboard for what may have been the worst inning of his career. The Dodgers lost 9-0, with a failure offensively to overcome their problems on the mound, and were eliminated from the National League championship series.
“I didn’t have it today,” Kershaw said in the very dry visitor’s clubhouse at Busch Stadium. “If you give up that many runs, you’re not going to win games, so it’s on me. I’m disappointed. It’s hard when you know guys have worked so hard to get here. You’ve got guys, I wanted to win it for them. It’s a great group of guys. I never had more fun playing baseball. Just the group of guys we have in here is so special. I wanted to be part of the solution, I wanted to get those guys there…It’s a tough pill to swallow.”