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NC Shin Min-hyeok, caught in pitch management, 4.1 innings and 1 run against LG

NC Dinos right-hander Shin Min-hyeok had trouble managing the number of pitches and missed the opportunity to become a winning pitcher.

Shin Min-hyuk started the home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st.

Shin Min-hyeok, who debuted in the first team in the 2020 season, is a right-handed pitcher who posted an average ERA of 4.66 with 15 wins and 18 losses in 73 games (55 starts) until last year. In particular, in the 2021 season, when he was established as a built-in starting pitcher, he recorded an average ERA of 4.41 with 9 wins and 6 losses in 30 games (145 innings).

However, Shin Min-hyeok fell into a slump at the beginning of this year. After the opening, he seemed to be on the rise with two consecutive wins, but after that, the ups and downs were severe. As a result, he had time to readjust in the Futures League on May 24, and on the 15th, he had a return to the first team against Changwon Doosan Bears (10-3 NC win). At that time, the result was 4.2 innings, 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 1 run. He struggled with managing pitches, as his total pitches reached 108 pitches.

On this day, he also failed to bring an effective pitch. If he only caught two more out counts, he could have achieved 4 wins in the season (3 wins and 2 losses with메이저사이트 current performance), but he missed the opportunity. However, it was positive that he did not hit the final blow in the gobi and minimized the conceded points.

From the beginning of the first inning, Shin Min-hyeok was in danger. He was hit by a right-handed hit by lead batter Hong Chang-ki. He struck out the follow-up hitter Moon Seong-ju, but allowed a bunt hit to Kim Hyun-soo and was driven to first and second base with one out. Fortunately, Park Dong-won (strikeout) and Oh Ji-hwan (left field fly) increased the out count and prevented the run. In the top of the second inning, after catching Moon Bo-gyeong with a pitcher ground ball, he dedicated consecutive hits to Kim Min-seong and Park Hae-min, but ended the inning by inducing Shin Min-jae with a double hit by shortstop.

His first run came in the top of the third. The root of the problem was the walk that Hong Chang-ki blocked with a grounder from first baseman and then gave it to Moon Seong-joo. Moon Sung-joo immediately succeeded in stealing second base and put pressure on Shin Min-hyeok, and in the end, Shin Min-hyeok was hit by a timely double with an RBI slightly over the left fielder’s height from Kim Hyeon-soo. Park Dong-won and Oh Ji-hwan were tied with shortstop grounders and strikeouts, respectively, and did not give up any additional runs.

Even at the beginning of the 4th inning, Shin Min-hyeok had to throw a lot of balls amid bad luck with overlapping mistakes. Leading batter Moon Bo-kyung was led to a ground ball, but shortstop Kim Joo-won made a catch error and allowed him to go on base. Afterwards, Kim Min-seong (left fielder fly) and Park Hae-min (strikeout) were put to rest in turn, but Shin Min-jae (heavy hit) and Hong Chang-ki (four balls) were allowed to go on base in succession, ending up with the bases loaded with two outs. Fortunately, Moon Sung-joo was treated with a fly in center field and the run was prevented.

Even in the top of the 5th inning, Shin Min-hyeok, who was on the mound, walked Kim Hyun-soo. Park Dong-won then struck out, but gave Oh Ji-hwan a walk. Then, the NC bench replaced the pitcher with Cho Min-seok. Min-Seok Cho did not give up home to his successor runners, and Min-Hyuk Shin’s earned runs did not increase.

The final result was 4.1 innings, 6 hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. He made the most use of his changeup (45 pitches) out of 112 total pitches, and also had a cutter (34 pitches). He threw 30 fastballs, which measured up to 147 km of maximum velocity, and did not use many curveballs (3 pitches).

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