It was bad enough that the Red Sox lost their second straight game to the Toronto Blue Jays, a team being kept out of the American League basement only by the good graces of the moribund Baltimore Orioles.
And bad enough that that meant a lost series at a time when there was the expectation that Sox could continue to make up some ground in the division.
But the most sobering part of the 6-1 defeat wasn't so much what led to the loss, but rather, that it continued a season-long pattern at home. In the final week of June, the Red Sox now find themselves with a losing record at Fenway Park (18-19), a number that would have been unimaginable not long ago.
At nearly the halfway point, the Red Sox have won two of 12 series at home this season.