Strasburg sets mark for fastest to 1500 Ks
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major-league history during the fifth inning of a 2-1 victory Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Strasburg got opposing pitcher Dakota Hudson looking for his eighth strikeout of the game and the 1,500th of his career. He added a ninth before leaving during the seventh inning.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Strasburg struck out 1,500 in 1,2721⁄3 innings. Boston’s Chris Sale had the previous mark, reaching 1,500 in 2017 after 1,290 innings.