Alex Cora suggests struggling Red Sox are pressing
The Boston Red Sox lost their 11th game in the last 14 on Sunday, dropping them seven games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the second AL wild card spot. Understandably, panic is starting to set in among Red Sox Nation, and it seems the team is feeling it too.
Manager Alex Cora suggested after Boston’s 5-4 extra innings loss to the Los Angeles Angels that the team is pressing a bit and trying too hard to make things happen.
Cora said he felt like guys were pressing in an uncharacteristic manner today.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 11, 2019
Manager Cora on #RedSox pressing for a win: "We did a few things trying to make it happen. Sometimes when you do that, it doesn't happen…you got to let the game come to you…we did a few things, as a group, that we don't do."
— Red Sox Nation Stats (@RSNStats) August 11, 2019
It’s certainly not what you’d want to hear from a manager, but it’s probably the truth. Boston’s playoff hopes are quickly slipping away, with the AL East all but over and the Rays and Oakland Athletics pulling well out in front of the reigning champions. With the possibility of a star player being dealt in the offseason, this may be a rough end to the season for the Red Sox.