Aceves struggles, Red Sox fall 13-0 in rain-shortened affair

boston-redsox-logo1

BOSTON — Things could not have gone much worse for Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves on Tuesday night as he took the loss in the Athletics’ 13-0 win over the Red Sox in a game called after the seventh inning.

On a cold, rainy, dreary night where game-time temperature’s hovered just above 40 degrees, Aceves allowed eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, while walking four and striking out three, in just 3 1/3 innings of work. He also balked twice, as well as committed an error. He threw 80 pitches, only 48 for strikes.

The third inning was one of the worst innings in sometime for the Red Sox defense/pitching. The Athletics sent ten men to the plate, scoring six runs on just two hits. Aceves walked three, balked twice and committed an error. Will Middlebrooks also commited a throwing error of his own.

“Obviously the weather conditions weren’t ideal, but to say it was a major distraction I don’t know if we can go that far, said manager John Farrell. “You see what Bartolo [Colon] did against us, very good command and really we didn’t have many good swings at the pitches that found their way to the middle of the plate. I thought Alfredo got off to a couple of good innings and then in the third inning things started to unravel.”

Steven Wright came on for Aceves, making his major league debut, but didn’t fair much better. He allowed six runs over 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Red Sox had just three hits off of A’s starter Bartolo Colon, an infield single in the first from Dustin Pedroia and a singles from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jonny Gomes in the fifth.

Aceves had a lot to say following the game, ensenuating his team needed to get some hits for him, and he was the victim of a small strikezone. When asked how Colon did so well despite the conditions he responded, “maybe his strike zone wasn’t that small.”

The teams will conclude their three-game series tomorrow afternoon (4:05, NESN) when Red Sox ace Jon Lester takes to the mound going for his fourth win of the season and will be opposed by left-hander Brett Anderson.

Prior to the conclusion of the game, the Red Sox announced anyone with a ticket stub from tonight’s game can exchange them two hours prior to either tomorrow or Thursday’s game (6:35) for free admission to one of those games.

What they’ll be saying: Although Aceves was not very good at all, there was much debate as to whether or not the game should have taken place at all. With the conditions as bad as they were, many thought the game would never get underway. This is Oakland’s only trip to Boston, and the two teams have no mutual off-days the rest of the year, combined with the fact tomorrow is a travel day for the A’s, making it near impossible to play a doubleheader, was the reason the teams’ did everything in their power to play.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy - U.S.…

By Curtis Skinner(Reuters) - Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.Dogs are capable…

Local

G train riders brace for five-week shutdown

G train service will be suspended between Brooklyn and Queens between Friday, July 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 2.

International

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

LONDON (Reuters) - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.The…

Local

Family, supporters gather in Brooklyn for Eric Garner…

Family members gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after police put him in a banned chokehold as they arrested him.

Going Out

Where to go drinking on National Tequila Day…

Thursday is just close enough to the end of the week to make you envision yourself already sunning on a beach towel or lounging by…

Going Out

Things to do in NYC this week: July…

Performing arts A 70’s Summer Night Friday, 6:30 p.m. The Green Building 452 Union St., Gowanus $35, 347-529-6473 Party like it’s summer in the 1970s…

Going Out

5 must-try dishes at Edible Manhattan's Good Beer

Rooting out the exotic amid the New York City bar scene is noble quest. But if you’d like to have it all come to you,…

Books

Art imitates life (almost) in David Shapiro's new…

David Shapiro talks about his book, "You're Not Much Use To Anyone."

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

MLB

Brandon McCarthy finds his calling on Twitter

Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy joined Twitter three year ago for the same reason many people do: to get news quickly.

Sports

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running…

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running game a boost

Food

Recharge with a post-workout smoothie from Nicky Hilton

Some people can roll out of bed right as their alarm goes off. And that alarm isn’t set for 20 minutes before they have to…

Education

Colleges are increasingly embracing the concept of gender-neutral…

  Northwestern University recently made headlines after announcing that it would be installing two gender-neutral bathrooms in the university's student center. “These are two gender-open…

Career

How to prepare to interview for your dream…

    Congratulations! You landed a job interview at your dream company! A lot of hard work has gone into determining which companies to apply…

Style

The shirtdress is a summer must-have

  We love throwing on our boyfriend’s shirt and a pair of jeans (no matter how much he grumbles that it’s his turn to wear the…