It’s still early in the game (and the series), but Corey Kluber is LOCKED. IN.
Through just three innings he already has eight strikeouts, breaking a franchise record for K’s in a game previously held by Oriel Hershiser and Jaret Wright.
Corey Kluber has already tied the franchise record for strikeouts in a World Series Game. Orel Hershiser and Jaret Wright also had 7.— Jason Lukehart (@JasonLukehart) October 26, 2016
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Corey Kluber has already set a new Indians franchise record for strikeouts in a World Series game, with 8. It's the third inning.— Jason Lukehart (@JasonLukehart) October 26, 2016
This is not the Minnesota Twins in mid-June, either. This is the Chicago Cubs. In the World Series. All told, Kluber struck out Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Chris Coghlan, Addison Russell, Dexter Fowler (again), and Kris Bryant (again). The only out that was not via the strikeout in the first three innings was Anthony Rizzo, who flied out to end the first inning.
Still a long ways to go, but the Tribe’s ace has been downright dominant to start his World Series career.