Yanks pitchers set club mark with 1,319th K
Robertson's ninth-inning strikeout of Schoop establishes franchise record
NEW YORK -- David Robertson fanned Jonathan Schoop in the top of the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 Yankees loss to the Orioles, marking the 1,319th strikeout recorded this season by Yankees pitchers to establish a new single-season franchise mark.
The total surpasses the 1,318 strikeouts recorded by the 2012 Yankees staff. New York entered play on Tuesday 10 shy of that franchise record, with Brandon McCarthy recording eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings to close the gap.
Dellin Betances struck out two batters in the eighth inning, tying the record by freezing Nick Hundley looking at a called third strike.
Masahiro Tanaka leads the Yanks' staff this year with 139 strikeouts, while Hiroki Kuroda is second with 137. Betances has 135, giving him the all-time single-season franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever.