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How to Solve 'Should have stretched first' Mystery Mission in MLB The Show 22

Here’s how to solve “Should have stretched first” in MLB The Show 22.
Here’s how to solve “Should have stretched first” in MLB The Show 22. / Image courtesy of San Diego Studio

Here’s how to solve “Should have stretched first” in MLB The Show 22.

Some MLB The Show 22 players are having a bit of trouble deciding exactly how to solve the recent influx of Mystery Missions in order to get their reward packs. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work and uncovered the precise meaning of one of these tasks and listed it below.

How to Solve “Should Have Stretched First” in MLB 22

This achievement is actually exceedingly simple and requires players to, potentially, play below their ability. In order to complete “Should have stretched first,” players need to be caught stealing 10 times during games that take place in any Mini Season.

To steal bases, players first need to discern which base they’d like to steal. Each one requires a different control and, therefore, a different strategy to pull off successfully — though that doesn’t exactly matter here.

From the batting screen, players should be able to see the team members they have on base. These team members, when selected, will have options appear above them that indicate the button scheme needed in order to steal the next base. Typically, this is a trigger on the controller and direction via joystick or pair of keys on the keyboard.

The optimal time to steal a base is in the moments before the pitcher throws. It may take some practice to nail the timing — however, again, completing this mission requires them to not nail the timing at all.

Attempting to steal too early or late runs the risk of getting caught by an eagle-eyed pitcher or giving the other team the advantage, respectively.