Friday Red Sox Lineup: It's Come To This

Apr 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Aviles (3) hits a double in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Dustin Pedroia is still out.

There's a lefty on the mound.

There's no quality on the roster.

And the team's about to be eliminated from contention, though of course we've been out of it for longer than the numbers say.

This is how we arrive at the point of Mike Aviles batting third in a Red Sox lineup for a game played on September 14.

It is perhaps the worst lineup we've seen yet. No Pedroia, as mentioned, thanks to the recent birth of his second child. Jarrod Saltalamacchia sits against the lefty, giving Ryan Lavarnway a start. About all that can be said for this is that Mauro Gomez is DHing instead of Scott Podsednik, and even that is of questionable value.


Lineup

BOSTON RED SOX TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B Rajai Davis, LF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Colby Rasmus, CF
Mike Aviles, 2B Brett Lawrie, 3B
Cody Ross, RF Adam Lind, 1B
Mauro Gomez, DH Yunel Escobar, SS
Ryan Lavarnway, C Kelly Johnson, 2B
Daniel Nava, LF J.P. Arencibia, C
James Loney, 1B Moises Sierra, DH
Jose Iglesias, SS Anthony Gose, RF

In all likelihood, Boston's season ends tonight. Let history show they went down without a fight.

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