Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw are striking people out like few teammates have
Greinke reaches 200 K's in 2015, Kershaw chasing 300
When not dropping bat flips on unsuspecting pitchers, Zack Greinke has been busy putting up one of the best seasons on the mound we've seen in quite some time. And on Saturday night against the Padres, the righty checked one more box on his quest for world domination, notching his 200th strikeout of the season with this punchout of Derek Norris:
For as good as Greinke has been this season, though, another member of the Dodgers rotation has arguably done him one better -- you know, that guy with the physics-defying curveball, who pitched his team to a division title against their archrival.
Clayton Kershaw's currently sitting at 294 K's on the year, with one more start left on Sunday. If he picks up six more strikeouts, he'll not only become the first pitcher to reach 300 since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002, but he and his partner-in-punchouts Greinke will have made some history of their own: No pair of teammates have reached 300 and 200 whiffs in the same year since those 2002 D-backs, and if you remove the Big Unit from the equation (you know, due to being not of this world), you have to go all the way back to Nolan Ryan and Frank Tanana for the 1977 Angels.
So, ready to see these two pitching in the postseason? Yeah, us too.