It was nice to see Adrian Gonzalez back at first base with Cody Ross in right field.
Of course, the only tragedy of the night was that Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens threw a three-hit gem of a game to stifle the Red Sox bats.
That said, two of the Red Sox's three hits came off the bats of Nava and Middlebrooks in the eighth inning. Both ripped off solid doubles, first Middlebrooks, then Nava to drive him in.
That was pretty much all the offense from Boston for the night.
However, watching the youth play, I am inspired to think of what this team could look like in the coming years. The reality is, Carl Crawford will be the left fielder for the foreseeable future, assuming he can come back at contribute at all.