The Red Sox haven’t done a whole lot of things right this season. But they’ve been pretty good at putting Tampa Bay out of their misery, beating them last night for the second straight game and essentially ending any silly playoffs talk at the Trop.

Martin Fennelly of Tampa Bay Online puts it about as succinctly and accurately as one can:

“How pathetic is it when you look more pathetic than Bobby V’s bunch, which gave up its ghost a long time ago? They’re done. Over and out.”

Look, I hate to see the Yankees step into the postseason again, but I’m kinda liking this “taking everyone down with us” approach. And after this, we’ll be one of the last things standing between the Orioles and a taste of postseason glory. Some 2011 payback would. Not. Suck.