Southpaw Is First Pitcher In 13 Years With 300 Strikeouts In A Season

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The Los Angeles Dodgers stuck to the game plan and limited star pitcher Clayton Kershaw to 6o pitches, but the southpaw still eclipsed 300 strikeouts for the season.

Kershaw joined the likes of fellow lefty Sandy Koufax in the 300 K club. Koufax and Kershaw are the only Dodgers pitchers to reach that mark. He’s in good company since Koufax is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and is a three time member of the 300 strikeouts club.

He is the first pitcher in MLB to hit that mark since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002.

Kershaw finished the regular season 16-7 with 301 strikeouts, and pitched his way to a 2.13 ERA and 0.88 WHIP.

Also, according to ESPN he finished:

6th in NL in W (16)
1st in NL in IP (232.2)
1st in NL in SO (301)
3rd in NL in ERA (2.13)
3rd in NL in WHIP (0.88)
5th in NL in W% (.696)
1st in NL in CG (4)

He also locked up the innings pitched title, as well strengthening his case for yet another Cy Young Award. Kershaw looks to win the award for the fourth time in five seasons. He’ll be competing with fellow teammate Zach Grienke and Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.

Heading into the post season, Kershaw will probably be the game-one starter in the divisional series match-up against the New York Mets.

Tanner Bisbee hails from the great State of Maine. He's a full time college student and serves on the football staff at school. His most notable work to date is his book Modern Day Sports Blog. To read more check out my blog