More than just Clayton Kershaw’s 2,000th strikeout happened on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Collectively, Clayton Kershaw (14), Pedro Baez (5), Grant Dayton (3) and Kenley Jansen (4) broke the National League Record and tied the Major League Baseball record, striking out 26 batters in a single game.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 3, 2017
Previously, the most strikeouts that had occurred in a Dodger game was a 22 strikeout game on August 8, 1972, against the Cincinnati Reds. What is even more remarkable is that game lasted six innings longer (18) than Friday night’s game (12).
Following the record number of strikeouts from Clayton Kershaw and the rest of the Dodgers staff was a remarkable feat that Kenley Jansen has amassed over the first two plus months of the 2017 season.
With four strikeouts on Friday night, Kenley Jansen has now struck out 39 batters and walked none over his entire 2017 season.
He held the record all to himself after the 36th strikeout and hit 39 before the game ended.
36 strikeouts before his first walk this season. Kenley Jansen holds the MLB record all to himself
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) June 3, 2017
Jansen’s K/BB ratio as of June 3, 2017, is 39/0.