Marcus Stroman takes issue with Alex Cora's comments

Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm

Things got interesting between Alex Cora and Marcus Stroman Wednesday afternoon.

After the Red Sox' loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night the Red Sox manager addressed why he complained to home plate umpire Alan Porter, explaining that he had taken issue to Stroman quick-pitching Michael Chavis.

"I was telling (home plate umpire) Alan (Porter), if he's going to get on our guys, get on him," Cora said. "It's the same thing with him every day. He competes a certain way and people don't like it. ... It seems like whenever a team comes in, somebody screams at him. I don't know, that's the way he acts."

[UPDATE 4 p.m.>: On Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, Cora explained he wasn't upset with the quick-pitch and also clairified some of the things Stroman said. Click here to read what Cora had to say.

The next day, Stroman responded with a series of tweets.