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Second baseman Jose Rondon's pitches were too slow for the Red Sox and radar guns

In general, when it comes to pitching, throwing harder is better. Pitchers are always looking to add velocity to their fastball to make it harder for hitters to catch up with it. Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has become one of the most dominant pitchers in the game by virtue of being the hardest-throwing pitcher in the game.

But for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. On Friday night, White Sox second baseman Jose Rondon showed that's as true for pitching as it is for anything else. He came in for the 9th inning of a 6-1 game and proceeded to overwhelm -- or would it be underwhelm? -- hitters with some low-50s heat.

It turns out that it wasn't just the hitters who were flummoxed by Rondon's lack of velocity. He was throwing the ball so slow that even Statcast radars had problems picking it up.

It's an aspiration of many a young pitcher to throw a ball so hard it breaks a radar gun.

Rondon showed that throwing hard isn't the only way to go about that task. He broke the radar gun -- and pitched a scoreless inning -- by throwing the ball too slow. Now that's an achievable goal we can all strive for!