Justin Verlander and 4 MLB Stars Who Have Been Busts in the Postseason

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Justin Verlander and 4 MLB Stars Who Have Been Busts in the Postseason
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Starting pitchers allowed 18 earned runs over 10 innings in the decisive games of the ALCS and NLCS.

The NL champs posted an unimpressive playoff ERA of 5.60, somehow better than the AL East starting pitcher ERA of 6.34. Aces Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee surprisingly couldn't make it out of the first round, leaving a world series matchup between pitchers who have failed to make it past the fourth inning.

Verlander was possibly the best pitcher of 2011, going 24-5 in the regular season with a 2.04 ERA. His postseason was short-lived, with a 2-1 record and an ERA that dropped to 5.31.

Here's who else failed to live up to the regular season glory when the playoffs came around.

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