Clayton Kershaw becomes first to reach 300 strikeouts since 2002

Baseball null null Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw joined the 300-strikeout club Sunday, becoming the first pitcher to reach the illustrious number since Randy Johnson (334) and Curt Schilling (316) in 2002.It seems like a long time ago now that people were actually worried about Kershaw, after he pitched poorly in the playoffs last year, then started out slowly this season. But Kershaw snapped out of the funk in a big way, becoming just the second pitcher in Dodgers history to reach 300 strikeouts. Sandy Koufax accomplished the feat three times. MORE: We pick a craft beer for every team; you're welcome!Here's the pitch that gave him his 300th strikeout. Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. didn't have a chance: [email protected]’s 300th strikeout was straight filth. OBVIOUSLY. https://t.co/pF1038VBzF— (@) October

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4, 2015The Dodgers will host the Mets in the NLDS starting Friday, where Kershaw will have a chance at postseason redemption.

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