Mike Aviles: Aviles came through when the Sox needed him , driving in a couple of 2-out RBI in game 1 that was not enough. He added a single and stolen base in game 2, but it wasn't enough to raise his value.
The Bench: A lot of guys played in this series that didn't see a lot of action. Podsednik saw the most time and drove in a run in his 2-for-5 game 3. McDonald, Sweeney, Punto, Shoppach, and Byrd were non-factors. That could be said for most of the lineup.
Doubront sucked and put a lot of pressure on the Sox' offense to get ahead of Strasburg. We all knew that game was over in the 4th. Dice-K was much better than expected, and he can be given some slack. Jon Lester did all he could and did not get the support he needed.
There is no doubt that this is a talented team and Bobby Valentine has not been able to figure out what works. I know he has to work around a lot of injuries, but he has to figure out something that works very quickly.