The Red Sox bench has been a source of disappointment thus far this season. Before the year began, we expected the Red Sox to hold a bench very capable of getting the job done. Wily Mo Pena was coming off a .301/.349/.489 season and everyone, including Francona (remember the promise), expected Pena to serve as a valuable fourth outfielder. The consensus of having Alex Cora backing up the infielders was acceptable and validated by his scolding hot April. Eric Hinske was back for another season, and Doug Mirabelli brought the occasional power jolt. It wasn