The struggles continue to mount for the Boston Red Sox.

The Sox got pounded 15-8 on Friday in the series opener of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Rick Porcello and Brian Johnson both were tagged for seven runs apiece, and though the bats came alive in the late innings, it was way too little, way too late.

Sox manager Alex Cora doesn’t believe the proverbial “World Series hangover” is playing a role, and after Friday’s loss, Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart gave their take on what’s been going wrong.

To hear what they had to say, check out the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.