In the process of getting swept by the Texas Rangers over the weekend, Red Sox starters went 32⁄3 innings (Felix Doubront), five innings (John Lackey) and six innings (Jon Lester).

There is not only a correlation to the results in the win-loss column, but repercussions as well.

The team played a reliever short the entire series — Andrew Bailey (biceps injury) was not available and could be bound for the disabled list — and does not have a day off until next Monday.

Compound all that with how the team lost yesterday — reliever Clayton Mortensen allowed the winning run to come in after retiring the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning of a 4-3 defeat— and the bullpen is now somewhat of a concern.

Mortensen was upset he misfired on a slider that catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia could not handle. The ball skipped away, ruled a wild pitch, and allowed Elvis Andrus, who had singled, to reach second base.

“I was just trying to throw it low, down, hopefully get a swing and miss — I buried it a little too much,” said Mortensen. “I didn’t want to miss up, so I overcompensated and it went in the dirt.”

Then there was the slider to Adrian Beltre.

“Just one of those things where I threw him a bunch of sliders and he got one that was still up a little bit, down in the zone, he just stayed on it — good hitter,” said Mortensen.

Bailey may go on the DL regardless of the results of an MRI on his right biceps today in Boston. The Red Sox thought Bailey was over a bout of soreness that cropped up in Toronto. However, manager John Farrell said, “For our own information and his peace of mind, we’ve got to get that looked at thoroughly.”