Alex Cora not concerned with bad start to 2019 season

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 3:49 pm

Through 17 games, the Red Sox are 6-11 and haven't won any of their five series' so far.

Even following a bad 8-1 loss to the Orioles on Marathon Monday where the team only had four hits, manager Alex Cora isn't worried.

"It doesn’t concern me. It’s just a bad start," he said. "We’ve shown flashes, Eduardo [Rodriguez], David [Price]. Today we one-run game, didn't make some pitches and they hit that ball out of the ballpark, changed the whole thing. For a while there if you start looking after that Arizona game we were pitching better and keeping the ball in the ballpark and not too much damage, not too much hard contact and today was the exception obviously. We’ve got to keep working at it. We go to New York tonight and have a two-game series."

Cora added: "We have to keep working. We know what we have to do as a group. The coaching staff and the players. We talk the game, preaching, trying to get better. And we will get better so there’s no timetable. Obviously the sooner the better, trust me, I’m not saying let’s wait a month and fix this, but we’re working on a daily basis."

It hasn't been just one area, either.

Pitching, hitting, fielding have all been bad at some points, which have the Red Sox currently at a minus-32 run differential, the worst in the American League.

The 6-11 start is their worst since 2011 when they also were 6-11.

Now, they will travel to Yankee Stadium for a two-game set against the Yankees, who are also struggling, but Cora isn't thinking that way.

“Right now, honestly, I am not looking around," he said. "I know where people are at, but we have to take care of us first.”

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