“The more checks, the better.”
What is this? Shin Min-jae, the runner-up agent of the LG Twins, steals a base with warning.
The minute he comes out as a runner, everyone wonders when he’ll try to steal. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who makes Kim Hyun-soo run as well, but with the fastest runner on the team, he has no choice but to think about stealing bases. Of course, the opposing team does everything possible to prevent Shin Min-jae from stealing bases. In that situation, he has to steal and make it.
The overrunner is responsible for winning his game with his feet. In a home game against SSG Landers held in Jamsil on the 25th, Shin Min-jae succeeded in stealing second base as a runner with one out and first base in the bottom of the 9th inning, with the score tied 4-4, and then stepped on the home base when Oh Ji-hwan’s final hit to make it a 5-4 victory.
Shin Min-jae stole the 5th pitch from 2B2S when Oh Ji-hwan was batting 3 times. It was the timing to throw a yin-gu, so I jumped thinking that Noh Kyung-eun would throw a forkball. Shin Min-jae said, “The start was a little late.” Noh Kyung-eun’s check was quick, so the start was inevitable. Fortunately, a slow-paced forkball came in, and SSG catcher Kim Min-sik’s throw went accurately, but it was safe.
What is the psychology of a runner who thinks that everyone will steal the base and has to run while the opponent prepares? Shin Min-jae said, “The opponent knows that I will play. Just as I have the burden of successfully stealing the base, I have to prepare and pay attention to the opponent’s battery as well.”먹튀검증
How did Roh Kyung-eun, who is good at checking, steal the base in front of him? Shin Min-jae said of his know-how, “Instead of running a little late, I took a little more lead in order not to get caught in check because there were several checks.”
When Shin Min-jae goes to first base, the pitchers naturally check him a lot. This is to reduce the lead width and delay the start. However, Shin Min-jae gave an unexpected answer, “The more checks, the better.” Shin Min-jae said, “The pitcher’s look is different when he is in check and when he is pitching. If you keep watching the pitcher’s check, you can tell whether to check or throw it into the home, so it becomes more comfortable.”
He has increased his presence as a large runner, but he has never hit a bat all season. Last year, he went to bat three times in 14 games and went 0-for-3. He has no hits since hitting three in 2021. Even though he is a runner-up agent, he is not a hitter. He can’t be without the desire to hit. Shin Min-jae said, “Last year and the year before last, I wanted to go (at bat), but this year, when I entered, I thought I could hit it.”