Alex Cora expects accountability from his players, and he didn't get it after Tuesday night's disappointing loss to the Rockies.
Relievers Brandon Workman and Ryan Brasier did not make themselves available to the media in the clubhouse following their lackluster performances. Workman allowed Colorado's go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning and Brasier let up Mark Reynold's game-winning RBI single in the 11th.
Cora addressed their notable absences in his press conference prior to Wednesday night's game.
“I’ll make sure I talk to those guys,” Cora told reporters. “We always say that players have to be responsible, transparent, and accountable. I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
Although Workman and Brasier didn't face the music after their poor outings, Chris Sale took one for the team and even put the loss on himself even after striking out 17 Rockies hitters. Cora praised his ace for showing accountability on a night in which there wasn't much to go around.
“He’s accountable and he’s transparent and that’s the type of player you want,” Cora said.
The Red Sox will look to put the frustrating night behind them and split their two-game series with the Rockies.
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