This weekend, the main story surrounding a major league starting pitcher breaking a “curse” was when postseason Clayton Kershaw finally looked like vintage Clayton Kershaw. In Game 2 of the NLDS, he threw eight scoreless innings against the Braves in the best postseason start of his career.
A lesser known — if not unknown — curse that was broken on Saturday was the Curse of Rick Porcello, a totally real curse that I am not making up right here on the spot for the sake of an article.
While, yes, I did make that up, the reality of the situation deserves a second look. Prior to his appearance in the Red Sox’s Game 1 ALDS win against the Yankees, Rick Porcello had never pitched in a postseason win. I’m serious. Porcello had made 11 career postseason appearances, and it never mattered whether he was starting or pitching in relief, his team just always lost.
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