Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/24/13

The Boston Red Sox caught a break on Tuesday night at Fenway Park when the skies opened up and their game was rained out in the 7th inning. Considering they were already trailing the Oakland Athletics 13-0, the Sox were likely happy to call it an official game and move on with their lives. Boston stood little chance in the game after starting pitcher Alfredo Aceves was racked for seven earned runs by the fourth inning. However, Aceves felt that there was no reason to pin the blame on his horrendous start. “It’s hard to explain to you guys,” he said after the game, via the Boston Herald. “You guys just see the errors, the runs, the hits, whatever. It’s really hard to — how can I explain? — to get through that plate. For whatever reason, the strike zone got small. Obviously you guys don’t see it that way. You see the runs. As a pitcher, man, it’s not easy.” Man I hate this guy. Aceves has value in that he can pitch out of the bullpen or fill in for injured starters, but his personality is incredibly difficult to deal with. Manager John Farrell got a first-hand look at that when Aceves was reportedly acting like a baby during spring training. The right-hander also made sure to note that the Red Sox managed only three hits on the night. “Maybe his strike zone is not that small, for whatever reason,” Aceves said. “Also, we got our hacks. Why don’t we hit?” John Lackey has been recovering nicely from a strained bicep, so Aceves’ starting role will likely be taken from him in the near future. It should be noted that his English is not all that great, so some stuff Aceves is trying to say could get lost in translation. That being said, he doesn’t have to have a strong grasp of the English language for people to understand that he’s a *******.

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