Boston Red Sox: 1 thing to be excited about and 1 to fear after the 1st series

Adam Duvall gets a base hit/ Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
Adam Duvall gets a base hit/ Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox / Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages
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1 bad thing: Boston Red Sox pitching staff struggles

The Red Sox opened their season with concerning outings from the pitching staff. The Orioles were able to get after the Sox early in this series, in the first two games of the season Boston gave up a combined four runs in the first inning. Both Kluber and Sale accounted for 12 runs on only three innings pitched each.

The starters were not only to blame. The Red Sox bullpen allowed eight runs, 20 hits, and an ERA of 4.60 this past weekend. Kaleb Ort and Ryan Brasier accounted for 5 of the eight runs allowed in the pen this past weekend.

One of the brighter spots of the Bullpen came from one of the key additions to the off-season, Chris Martin. Martin was able to hold down the fort for the Sox in all three games allowing only three hits and zero runs.

Kenley Jansen gave the Sox life by closing out Saturday's thrilling game with two strikeouts in the ninth to help lead the Red Sox to a comeback win. In the short glimpse, Jansen was able to showcase exactly why the Sox paid for his veteran experience.