One of the things that, at least in my view, has become pretty clear early on is that the bullpen is still a big question mark, and Alex Cora is managing like it. He’s leaving in pitchers a bit longer than you’d expect early in the year after a shortened spring, and it’s leading to damage. But with that being said, it’s not the big issue for the Red Sox through two games, and especially on Saturday. Instead, that’s the offense. Boston’s lineup will certainly put up runs this season, so don’t construe this as a matter of long-term concern, but they’ve struggled this season, and particularly with runners on base. They had a chance to really put a hurting on Luis Severino early, but instead managed for just a two-run homer. It turned out that was all they’d get in the game, and eventually would go down 4-2 for a second straight loss to start out 2022.