“I promised to meet you again in Miami, but I really want to keep it.”
KT Wiz Sohn So-jun promised to meet him at the top of the WBC while training with Sandy Alcantara (28, Miami Marlins), who won the Cy Young Award last season.
Joon Sohn has been selected for the WBC national team and is improving his condition smoothly. On the 14th (Korean time), he had his last bullpen pitching wearing a KT uniform at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. It had rained since the morning and it was a bit chilly, but fortunately, when the KT players came to the training ground, the day was clear, so pitching in the bullpen was possible. So Joon Sohn, who threw 30 pitches in the last bullpen pitching, is steadily increasing the number of pitches by throwing 41 this time.
Joon Sohn showed satisfaction with the bullpen pitching, saying, “I threw some balls in the beginning, but after 20, I got my ball and it went well.”
After the end of last season, So-Jun Sohn flew to Miami, USA for a month in January for personal training with his teammate Koh Young-pyo and Samsung Lions Won Tae-in. He stayed at Audrey Samer Despaine’s house and worked out in the gym at Arnoldis Chapman’s house.
The new relationship made at that time was Alcantara. Last year, Alcantara demonstrated his strength by throwing 228⅔ innings in 32 games, recording 14 wins and 9 losses with an average ERA of 2.28, and received the National League Cy Young Award.
Of course, working out with a Cy Young Award winner is amazing. Joon Sohn said, “I saw Alcantara throwing, and it felt like it was mechanically completed.” 스포츠토토
I couldn’t ask Alcantara directly. Joon Sohn said, “There are many things I want to ask about, such as my routine when I go out as a starter.”
Coincidentally, Alcantara also goes to the WBC as a representative of the Dominican Republic. Joon Sohn said, “Among the players I worked out with at that time, Alcantara came from the Dominican Republic and a pitcher named Andres Machado also came from Venezuela.”
According to the bracket table, South Korea must advance to the semifinals to face the Dominican Republic or Venezuela. Joon Sohn expressed his determination, saying, “Because the quarterfinals are too far away, I will focus on preparing for the first round in Tokyo, and before that, I will focus on field training.”