Alex Cora. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox skipper Alex Cora knows his team is good. He also knows they don't have much for World Series experience--but his club got here in part because they had a singular focus all season.
"First of all, they're very talented," he said. "Second, we talked about it, there's not too many World Series rings in that clubhouse. There's not too many guys that have played in the World Series that are active--David, Joe, Porcello, Work, and Xander. Like I said, that's the only motivation that we have, to play good throughout the season, knowing that October was going to be a huge month. And then play the right way in October, and get a chance to play in the World Series."
It's a great game plan. How did they execute it all season long?
"They've done a great job of staying in the moment, not getting caught up on the best record in baseball, or history in the making throughout the World Series," Cora said. "It's actually been one game at a time, despite the result, and they deserve to be in the World Series."
And what about tonight, and this series?
"We will be prepared," he said. "The off days will benefit us, physically, especially in the bullpen. They're here. They knew that it was gonna be a tough series against the Brewers. At this time it really doesn't matter how you get here. They'll be ready, we will too, and let's see what happens."
We will, come 8:09 p.m. tonight.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Chris Fama (@cfama_wbz) reports