What is it about Oakland? The Red Sox are 2-9 against the Athletics since the start of last season, getting outscored, 79-35. Last season included a 20-2 loss on Aug. 31 that was bad even for that sorry team.
Wright was optioned to Pawtucket after the game. Daniel Bard will be recalled from Double A Portland. Another roster move will be needed on Sunday when Lackey returns.
The Sox could simply return rookie Alex Wilson to the minors and continue their patience with Aceves. But nights like Tuesday fray that tolerance.
“Today was a bad day,” Aceves said. “We’ll have better days than this.”