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.
1wThe Red Sox paid too much money for Rick Porcello, but he's at least proven that he can be in the middle of their rotation.
1wSteve Buckley joins Sports Tonight to discuss whether he sees Torey Lovullo as a manager in the MLB next season after what he's done with the Boston Red Sox this season.
1wBeing eliminated doesn't mean the Red Sox have stopped caring about the results. Or that they don't take some secret pleasure in making others miserable, too.
1wSince suffering a foot injury and returning from the disabled list on July 20, Blake Swihart has been making up for lost time at the plate.
1wBlake Swihart has his first multi-homer game, hitting a three-run bomb in the first before topping things off with a two-run shot in the eighth.
1wThe Boston Red Sox make sure the New York Yankees don't celebrate in front of them, ambushing the Yanks with a six-run first and coasting to a 10-4 win.
1wSince being called up a fourth time earlier this month, Matt Barnes has begun to turn things around in the big way.