After forcing the Astros shortstop Carlos Correa into a frame round, Rodriguez decided to give Correa a taste of his own taunt medicine by tapping on an imaginary wristwatch, as Correa did. after his dramatic home run in the first game. What made the moment stand out was the way Red Sox manager Alex Cora responded to Rodriguez’s play: by shouting for Rodriguez to cut him.
Take a look at the entire scene as it unfolded on color television:
Cora’s problem with Rodriguez’s celebration is that he doesn’t want to give Correa and the Astros extra motivation. It might sound silly – after all, the Astros should be increased as the stakes go – but it’s the kind of thing professional athletes and their coaches worry about every now and then. Cora also has a relationship with Correa that dates back to when he coached the Houston bench.
“Don’t do that,” Cora said after the game, of what he said to Rodriguez (via Jason Mastrodonato du Boston Herald). “We don’t act that way. We just introduce ourselves, we play and we move on. He knows it. I let him know. We don’t have to do that. On top of that, he was exceptional. ”
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Cora also told reporters that he wasn’t always mad at Rodriguez and that it was like he discipline his twin sons.
Rodriguez was lifted to start the seventh inning in favor of reliever Hansel Robles. Rodriguez’s back row saw him complete six innings, allow three runs on five hits and strike out seven batters on a total of 97 shots in the resounding victory.