Kershaw goes for 2,000th strikeout today

It was just nine years ago that Clayton Kershaw was making his first start for the LAD, now he’s trying to notch his 2,000th strikeout.  Time flies when you are having fun.

Kershaw already owns the most strikeouts for any Dodger by age 29, but if he can wrangle ten strikeouts today, he would hit the coveted 2,000 strikeout level.

Heck of list, three HOF pitchers, one future HOF pitcher, and the most popular LAD. Won’t be long now before the historians start laying claims that Clayton Kershaw is the greatest pitcher in history before age 30.

Player                  SO     IP From   To   Age W-L% ERA+ OPS+
Clayton Kershaw       1990 1831.2 2008 2017 20-29 .682  160   60
Don Drysdale          1908 2528.1 1958 1966 21-29 .564  119   84
Sandy Koufax          1897 1796.2 1958 1965 22-29 .655  129   68
Fernando Valenzuela   1759 2348.2 1980 1990 19-29 .549  107   90
Don Sutton            1738 2290.0 1966 1974 21-29 .552  109   83
Ramon Martinez        1223 1630.0 1988 1997 20-29 .611  107   91
Bob Welch             1096 1569.0 1978 1986 21-29 .565  112   89

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/28/2017.

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