Marcus Stroman takes issue with Alex Cora's comments

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By WEEI 93.7

Things got interesting between Alex Cora and Marcus Stroman Wednesday afternoon.

After the Red Sox' loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night the Red Sox manager addressed why he complained to home plate umpire Alan Porter, explaining that he had taken issue to Stroman quick-pitching Michael Chavis.

Marcus Stroman, Quick Pitch (after Chavis calls time, to try to mess with Stroman's rhythm). pic.twitter.com/mTipRxogSA

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 22, 2019

"I was telling (home plate umpire) Alan (Porter), if he's going to get on our guys, get on him," Cora said. "It's the same thing with him every day. He competes a certain way and people don't like it. ... It seems like whenever a team comes in, somebody screams at him. I don't know, that's the way he acts."

[UPDATE 4 p.m.>: On Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, Cora explained he wasn't upset with the quick-pitch and also clairified some of the things Stroman said. Click here to read what Cora had to say.
The next day, Stroman responded with a series of tweets.

I compete. That’s it. Didn’t know I had to cater to opposing teams to like me. Everyone messes with timing, deliveries and pitching mechanics these days. Everyone. Get over it. I’m going to keep that dawg mentality always. Pops raised me right and approves of it all! ----‍♂️ https://t.co/y5xvA6dGhm

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) May 22, 2019

I’m the bad guy though. Lmao -- https://t.co/v9OYOBoD4l

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) May 22, 2019

Cora probably still mad I chose to play for @USABaseball over Puerto Rico. Now it makes sense. Lol ------ https://t.co/y5xvA6dGhm

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) May 22, 2019

This is like complaining about the shift or 4 man outfield. The goal is to get the hitter out with best plan of attack. Quick pitching and messing with timing is that as well. https://t.co/W3KIxuODCc

— Jp Arencibia (@jparencibia9) May 22, 2019