Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Rangers ace Yu Darvish reached a pretty cool milestone and broke a 13-year-old major league record in the process Sunday in his 2014 regular-season debut against the Rays …
Darvish sets ML record for fastest to 500 strikeouts. He did it in 401 2/3 IP. Kerry Wood did it in 404 2/3 innings
— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) April 6, 2014
Not including Sunday’s line, the 27-year-old right-hander owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 11.2 K/9 in his young major league career. He finished second in the 2013 American League Cy Young Award balloting.