ALEX CORA IS BACK TO BEING CONSIDERED THE BEST MANAGER IN BASEBALL
Alex Cora resumed command of the Boston Red Sox in 2021 after serving a suspension for his involvement with the Astros sign-stealing scandal. In 2021, he promptly lead his team to the ALCS with two consecutive walk-off wins. Cora is the first manager to have five wins in a row in potential series-clinching games, adding to his terrific resume that includes a 2018 World Series Championship.
Despite having one of the worst rotations in baseball, the Boston Red Sox made it to the ALCS behind a potent offense and piecing together enough pitching to stabilize innings. Nick Pivetta, Garrett Whitlock, and Tanner Houck each had notable relief outings to quiet Tampa Bay’s bats. The Red Sox now enter the ALCS, a new animal for Cora’s Red Sox matching up with Dusty Baker’s Astros and a contact-laden lineup.