Based on how the Red Sox season played out, they were doomed from the start. Here are five things that went wrong.
Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley. Those were among the hopeful signs for the future even though the Red Sox again finished last.
3yThe Red Sox got two homers from Cody Ross and beat the Braves in their series finale, 9-4. The biggest cheers, though, were saved for Kevin Youkilis whose playing days in Fenway appear to be over.
3yThe Red Sox placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with what manager Bobby Valentine called a gastrointestinal situation.
3yThe Red Sox are discussing potential trades involving Kevin Youkilis with five other teams, according to a source.
3yBoth Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks will both be in the lineup Sunday, while David Ortiz will get his first day off at Fenway Park this season.
3yWill Middlebrooks continues to make it easy for Bobby Valentine to put him in the lineup each day, falling just a triple shy of the cycle with two RBI.
3yDustin Pedroia gets a shave and then picks up three hits, one night after Bobby Valentine predicted the second baseman was about to get hot as a firecracker.
3yFranklin Morales earns himself at least one more start with another dominant performance in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves.