Chalk one up to the status quo in the NL, as the Giants and Cardinals just keep on winning in the postseason. Small sample size, but Kershaw has been pretty terrible in the playoffs, it's a black mark on his record.
If the Tigers had only a halfway competent bullpen all these years, they might have multiple World Series titles. What a train wreck.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Not for nothing, but seeing Schilling in pinstripes would be a thousand times more shocking than Pedro. Trust me, every Yankee fan would welcome Pedro with open arms, so long as we all got access to Kevin Brown's address.