2,000 career strikeouts for Jon Lester
Jon Lester is the model of consistency. That consistency is helping him quickly approach 2,000 strikeouts for his career, which would make him only the ninth active pitcher with that many punchouts.
The lefty only needs 68 Ks to accomplish the feat, which could also secure him a spot on the top 10 active strikeouts list, assuming some players ahead of him (ahem, Bartolo Colon) decide to hang it up.
ETA: Averaging about six strikeouts a game, Lester will probably reach 2,000 at some point in August.
Looking ahead: 200 wins is on the horizon, but don’t expect it anytime soon. At 149, it’ll be three-to-four years before he’ll reach the feat, which only 116 pitchers have ever done.