In his eight seasons thus far, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw knows about accomplishments.
Three Cy Young awards, an MVP award, a Gold Glove award, five All-Star appearances and a handful of others awards, records and honors have all been a part of Kershaw’s career. Heading into his start on Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals, the left-hander had 200 strikeouts for the season in reach, and it would mark his sixth straight season reaching that figure. He would become just the 10th player in MLB history to accomplish the feat, and just the second Dodger to do so, joining Sandy Koufax.
With two outs in the top of the second inning, Kershaw struck out Ian Desmond to notch strikeout number 200:
Kershaw ended up tossing eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, ending his night with 205 strikeouts on the year. He is on pace to surpass his season-high of 248 strikeouts. The27-year-old is currently 10-6 with a 2.39 ERA in 23 starts.