Clayton Kershaw entered Friday night’s start in Milwaukee with 1,996 strikeouts.

He absolutely flew past the 2,000 strikeout mark, leaving us with little time to enjoy the rare milestone.

That 2,000th strikeout came in the bottom of the second inning against the Brewers’ Jonathan Villar.

Kershaw joined an elite group of Dodger pitchers that re in the 2,000 strikeout club. He is now the fourth member, alongside Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Don Sutton.

Clayton Kershaw was able to reach the 2,000 strikeout mark in just his 277th career game. Second to only Randy Johnson who accomplished the feat 15 games quicker at 262.

Kershaw would end his night in Milwaukee sitting at 2,010 career strikeouts which officially puts him as the 77th ranked pitcher for career strikeouts.

Next stop…. 3000.

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