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On Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Jordan Hicks became just the second pitcher on record to hit 105 miles per hour on a radar gun.
And, he did it twice.
While pitching to Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera, Hicks threw a 104.2-mph sinker, 105-mph sinker, 104.3-mph sinker, 105-mph sinker and 103.7-mph sinker.
Jordan Hicks threw the five fastest pitches of the entire MLB season today against Odubel Herrera, topping out at 105mph…twice.
Here is that at-bat. pic.twitter.com/xsvcJlaOeY
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) May 20, 2018
Those five pitches were the fastest of the 2018 MLB season so far, according to Statcast.
“Odubel just takes forever to get in the box,” Hicks said after the game. “It amps me up a little bit. So I bring it against him.”
As impressive as it is, the speed hasn’t been all that effective for Hicks, as he only has nine strikeouts compared to 16 walks through 22 innings this season.Read the full story at ESPN