Jordan Hicks #49 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium on May 20, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)

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Watch This Cardinals Rookie Reliever Throw 105 MPH Fastballs

St. Louis’ Jordan Hicks became the second pitcher in MLB history to reach that speed on a radar gun.

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.

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.

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