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May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) in the dugout in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) in the dugout in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

1,000 career strikeouts for Jake Arrieta

Arrieta is currently sitting at 978 career punchouts, which means it’s only a matter of time before he crosses the quadruple-digit threshold. Once he does he’ll be the 50th active player with 1,000 or more strikeouts, which is quite the feat considering he was a late bloomer.

ETA: He’s averaging about 6.5 strikeouts per start, so he’ll likely get No.1,000 in about four more starts.

Looking ahead: Arrieta is21 wins away from 100, so odds are he’ll reach that impressive feat at some point next year, assuming he stays healthy.

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