Fireballer Jordan Hicks achieves maximum pitching speed in 2022 season
“Fireballer” Jordan Hicks (25, below Hicks) of the St. Louis Cardinals broke the record for pitching speed this season.
On the morning of the 8th (Korea Standard Time), the Truist Park Cardinals of Georgia and the Atlanta Braves (hereinafter referred to as Braves) faced off.
The Cardinals didn’t allow a single run until the sixth inning. Matthew Liberator (22) had three hits, three walks and four strikeouts in four innings, and Hicks showed off his defense by striking out one hit and one walk and three strikeouts in two innings.
In particular, Hicks’ fastball shone on the day. Of the 34 pitches he threw on the day, 27 exceeded at least 100 miles (about 160.9 km/h), and the power sinker he threw against Marcel Ozuna (31, Braves) recorded 103.8 miles (about 167 km/h), breaking the season’s fastest record 안전놀이터
The game ended with a Cardinals victory (3-2). Hicks said after the game, “I feel good that I achieved the title I wanted tonight.”
Hicks was named 105th in the third round of the 2015 draft. He was called up to the majors in 2018 and drew attention with his fastball by throwing twice a sinker of 105 miles (about 168.9 km/h) in May that year. Since then, he has become the Cardinals’ “fireballer” with an average pitch speed of more than 100 miles