Congrats, D-Backs! Now Get to 1,500 Ks!

I forgot to run this, but the Diamondbacks broke the record for most strike outs in a single season by a team on Tuesday and are still rolling. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out Chris Young swinging to tie the record and Kelly Johnson looking to break it in the first inning Tuesday night. Johnson’s K set the record at 1,400 exactly–yes, they’re the first team in history to record 1,400 strike outs.

They have 1,420 Ks now and nine games left to play. With their pace at about 9.20 all season, it looks like they’ll land at about the low 1500s. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound tonight and Chad Billingsley will pitch Sunday. Bills set a season high with 11 strikeouts against the D-Backs on May 31. Unfortunately, John Ely is pitching between them, so who knows.

Good luck, D-Backs, and Godspeed.

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