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McAdam: Red Sox problems can’t be isolated, making for a tougher turnaround

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Slumps happen. Teams experience losing streaks

Ordinarily, however, a club's poor play can be traced to a single element. Maybe the starting pitching is off. Or perhaps the bats have gone cold. For others, it's a series of bullpen implosions that are the root of the problem.

But for the 2019 Red Sox, not-so-proud owners of a 2-7 record, it isn't that simple.

It isn't just the hitting or the pitching or the defensive play.

It's "D'' ... all of the above. And more.