We have Pedroia, Vic, Ortiz, Nap and AJ----that I feel comfortable will make contact sufficient to get it out of the infield.
Right now Size would be next. That leaves Xander, JBJ and WMB--as non factors in the lineup. If Ross is in there in place of AJ--5 bats and almost 4 guaranteed outs. The pitchers have to maintain a 3 to 3.5 ERA to keep the Sox in games---that's a lot of pressure.
We all know this won't last much longer but at this time no one is running away with the East--I would send down Xander first and bring up Marrero to play SS. I would then send out WMB and bring up Ryan Roberts or Holt while WMB finds his swing. In two weeks if JBJ doesn't start hitting move Size to CF and platoon Carp and Gomes--send JBJ to AAA. It won't hurt to give these three a AAA breather to find their swings and hopefully get the swagger back.
Yes they beat the Reds 2 of 2--hardly the best in the NL---they can't hit in the clutch either.