http://m.mlb.com/news/article/251252172/chris-sale-fastest-to-record-1500-strikeouts/ The lefty ace got No. 1,500 by freezing Kevin Pillar on his signature wipeout pitch, an 81.9-mph slider for the second out of the second inning. It took the 28-year-old Sale 1,290 innings to get halfway to 3,000 K's. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kerry Wood was the previous record holder by reaching 1,500 in 1,303 innings. Pedro Martinez (1,337 innings), Randy Johnson (1,365 2/3), Nolan Ryan and current Nationals ace Max Scherzer (1,394) round out the top five. "That's pretty crazy," said Sale. "This game has been around a long time. To do that is cool. I appreciate it. I try not to get too caught up in it, but I definitely take a step back and look at it and appreciate it."