Gonzalez will receive criticism for his batting averages against the Rays (.131) and Yankees (.183), but his overall numbers this season (.338 AVG, .410 OBP, 27 home runs, 117 RBIs) were outstanding, putting him in contention for the AL MVP award. Still, Gonzalez caught folks off guard with his postgame comments after the Red Sox were eliminated, blaming the loss on everyone but the Red Sox themselves. "God didn't have it in the cards for us," he said. "We play too many night games on getaway days and get into places at 4 in the morning. This has been my toughest season physically because of that. We play a lot of night games on Sunday for television and that those things take a lot out of you."