It’s only May, but the Red Sox at times already look desperate. Through 31 games, Boston sits three games below .500 (14-17), and when things aren’t going as poorly as they have, it’s easy to try and carry too much of the load.

That’s exactly what Red Sox manager John Farrell thinks is happening to his team, which would make sense given Boston’s struggle to score runs of late.

“I think that’s where you begin to trust the guy behind you in the lineup,” Farrell told reporters before Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. “… When you play behind on the scoreboard, there’s a tendency to look to get a pitch and make a bigger impact than maybe what is being offered to you at the plate.”

Check out the video above for more of Farrell’s comments.

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