Kershaw eyes 1,000th strikeout

MLB pitchers with 1,000 strikeouts at age 25

Rk Player SO From To Age G IP H BB ERA ERA+
1 Bert Blyleven 1546 1970 1976 19-25 252 1909.0 1699 484 2.80 132
2 Walter Johnson 1461 1907 1913 19-25 273 2070.1 1586 417 1.60 176
3 Dwight Gooden 1391 1984 1990 19-25 211 1523.2 1282 449 2.82 125
4 Sam McDowell 1384 1961 1968 18-25 223 1305.0 985 686 2.96 115
5 Fernando Valenzuela 1274 1980 1986 19-25 210 1554.2 1295 540 2.94 119
6 Felix Hernandez 1264 2005 2011 19-25 205 1388.1 1275 424 3.24 128
7 Don Drysdale 1236 1956 1962 19-25 271 1629.2 1465 490 3.21 126
8 Bob Feller 1233 1936 1941 17-22 205 1448.1 1149 815 3.18 136
9 Christy Mathewson 1198 1901 1906 20-25 249 1960.0 1675 493 2.15 138
10 Frank Tanana 1120 1973 1979 19-25 193 1411.1 1238 377 2.93 122
11 Hal Newhouser 1120 1939 1946 18-25 261 1609.0 1336 752 2.72 141
12 Denny McLain 1098 1963 1969 19-25 213 1501.2 1221 422 3.04 113
13 Larry Dierker 1080 1964 1972 17-25 236 1624.0 1478 437 3.17 108
14 Catfish Hunter 1062 1965 1971 19-25 248 1586.1 1389 502 3.42 96
15 Joe Coleman 1019 1965 1972 18-25 222 1416.1 1250 503 3.30 101
16 Clayton Kershaw 999 2008 2013 20-25 154 967.1 744 345 2.75 140
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Generated 4/17/2013.
Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Kershaw CLIII: Kershawrgo

Carl Crawford, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Andre Ethier, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
A.J. Ellis, C
Skip Schumaker, CF
Nick Punto, 3B
Justin Sellers, SS
Clayton Kershaw, P
  • Anonymous

    Seven Hall of Famers on the list. And Jayson Stark favorite Frank Tanana.

    • Anonymous

      I remember Frank Tanana in those days and teamed with Ryan that was a formidable One-Two punch. Too bad there wasn’t much else.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard of a few of those dudes. So happy to have your voice back Jon. Just no other place for thoughtful considered opinions about all things Dodger related. On the subject of Kemp, and forgive me if I’ve missed discussion of it, but doesn’t he look noticeably thinner- and not in a good way? I guess I’d heard that he hadn’t been able to work out much due to the surgery but he just doesn’t look like a Bison as much as a well conditioned buck. Many would like to lose 15 lbs but I don’t think it’s been good news for him.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      You’re the second person I’ve heard today comment on him being thin.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Always good to see you as well!

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Dodgers put Capuano on DL but recall Federowicz instead of an extra reliever for the short term.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

      Hairston is serving his one-game suspension tonight.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Pretty amazing that he’ll do it in almost 40 games less than anybody else and 50 games less than King Felix. This kid is going places.

    • Anonymous

      As long as it’s not away from the Dodgers!

  • Anonymous

    Won’t need a fifth starter until Saturday May 27 v. Milwaukee, so no need to rush Lilly back from his pretend injury.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, that long?!

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, April 27.

  • Anonymous

    Also some pretty good company, although not a Hall of Famer in the bunch (at least not until 2015, when Pedro gets in)

    Fewest games needed to reach 1,000 strikeouts
    Kerry Wood 134
    Roger Clemens 143
    Dwight Gooden 145
    Hideo Nomo 147

    Fewest innings needed to reach 1,000 strikeouts
    Kerry Wood 853.0
    Sam McDowell 932.2
    Hideo Nomo 927.2
    Pedro Martinez 933.2

  • Anonymous

    Well done Kid-K!
    Chance of that 1000th K today – 100%
    Chance of run support to go with it – pick a number…any number

  • Anonymous

    BTW, does anyone know the origins of ‘K’ standing for strikeout (as well as the backwards K as ‘struck out looking – if I amcorrect on that assumption)?

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen this question before and this seems to be the most prevalent answer./
      Henry Chadwick designed the system we still use for keeping score.
      Because his system already had an overabundance of Ss scattered throughout his score sheet, , shortstop, sacrifice, second base, steal, etc., he decided to use the last letter of struck, as in, “he struck out,” rather than the first.
      Could easily be urban myth, but it also has a measure of sense to it.

      • Anonymous

        thanks, it does makes sense

    • Anonymous

      Early on in my baseball life, I heard it stood for “knockout.”

      • Anonymous

        thanks, that makes sense as well as the other reason

  • Anonymous

    report that Lilly will return for the April 24 game against New York and that AJ will DH in Baltimore
    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/9184218/zack-greinke-los-angeles-dodgers-regrets-not-telling-catcher-had-history-carlos-quentin

    • Anonymous

      Lilly by default?

  • Anonymous

    So I see Kemp takes a seat

  • Anonymous

    Through 4/2-3, Kyle Lohse was pitching a very interesting game v. the Gnats. Through five, it is merely interesting.

    • Anonymous

      anytime someone is beating the Gnats, it is interesting!

  • Anonymous

    The Yanquis came back to beat the Snakes, 4-3.

    • Anonymous

      I’m happy (I think !?!)

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    KCAL, not Prime again? I am NOT amused.

    • Anonymous

      Having trouble again tonight with mlb.tv.

  • Anonymous

    that’s a better start to the game (no K though)

  • Anonymous

    I note that Kershaw graces the back cover of the revised and updated 100 Things.

  • Anonymous

    There ya go! 1001 Ks.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Hundley’s the first on the road to Kershaw’s 2,000 Ks.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Injury delay on that single? Who?

    • Anonymous

      The Pads pitcher.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Thanks.

        • Anonymous

          Big swing on his hit, left shoulder.

  • Anonymous

    Steiner fooled me, because Cabera fooled him.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Punto is put to shame by Guzman’s catch. Then the hitter walks.

    • Anonymous

      Gameday tracking suggests he didn’t get a couple of calls on that second BB.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Not a very Kershawian inning.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      Or game for that matter. 2 homeruns? 4 walks? Something is off.

  • Anonymous

    So the Dodgers have to score 5 in a Kershaw start to win?
    Furgetaboutit

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Schumaker is 2 for 17 so far this year. The only positive is that he has 5 walks.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Now that was ridiculous. Kemp looks at two ball fours and is forced to swing at the third. Terrible calls there.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT