Shin Min-hyuk (24-NC Dinos) is turning into a second-stringer for the Dinos in fall baseball.
Shin Min-hyuk started the second game of the 2023 KBO League playoffs (best-of-three series) against the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, on Nov. 31 and pitched the “pitch of his life,” allowing just one hit in 6⅓ innings.
He was outstanding, allowing only one of the 20 batters he faced to reach base until the bottom of the seventh inning.
Only Moon Sang-chul (a double down the left field line in the bottom of the second inning) had a hit against Shin Min-hyuk in the game.
He kept the Katie hitters off-balance by placing his changeup right where he wanted it. He only struck out two, but he induced a number of fly balls.
The only walk he allowed was to Anthony Alford.
“It was good to have a high percentage of first-pitch strikes, and I pitched comfortably with my changeup,” Shin told reporters after the game.
“As the strikes were going in, I pitched quickly to not give the hitters time,” he added.
NCC manager Kang In-hwa also credited Shin’s “brilliant pitching” for the win.
“I honestly didn’t expect him to pitch so well,” Kang said, “but he’s definitely a big game player.”
Shin Min-hyuk was especially strong against Katie.
He has started 24 games this year, going 5-5 with a 4.02 ERA, but against Katie, he went 2-2 with a 3.70 ERA in five games.
Before the game, Katie manager Lee Kang-chul said of Shin Min-hyuk, “He’s a pitcher with a decisive pitch, so we need to focus a little more.
He struck out 10 batters against Katie alone and was hit by her changeup a lot.” 온라인카지노
Shin Min-hyuk, who was sent to the second team due to a slump in the middle of the league, started to rise in the fall baseball season.
He started the final game of the regular season on the 17th against the KIA Tigers and pitched five innings of two-hit ball with five strikeouts.
Since the start of fall baseball, he has given the NCC mound some breathing room.
On Sept. 22, he started the first game of the semifinals against the SSG Landers, allowing just four hits in 5⅔ innings of scoreless relief.
While he struggled in the regular season against Esuji, giving up nine runs in four games and 12⅓ innings, it was a different story in fall ball.
Starting with the wild-card game, Yen’s six-game winning streak in fall baseball was tied for the longest postseason winning streak (nine games, dating back to the 2020 Korea Series).
Now, they will look for another upset in the semifinals.
Game 3 will be held on November 2 at Changwon NC Park, the home of the team.