The 2015 Boston Red Sox season has gone from bad to horrific. On Sunday, pop flies fell to earth untouched by Red Sox gloves while Blue Jays players circled the bases. The Red Sox lost their season-high, sixth straight game while Toronto matched a franchise record with its 11th straight win. Fenway Park might be “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” but not many in the crowd were loving what they were seeing as the Blue Jays finished off a sweep.

Dustin Pedroia, the emotional leader who has led by his play on the field and his behavior off it, looked up stunned as boos rained down from the Fenway Faithful. Eduardo Rodriguez, the 22-year old phenom who had given Boston a spark with his electric arm, stood and watched as nine runners scored in his 42/3 innings of work. Hanley Ramirez, the prized offensive addition during the offseason, continues to befuddle with his defensive indifference. His .275 batting average – and one home run in the last 15 games – wasn’t doing enough to overcome his poor play in the field.

It has been a horror story worthy of Stephen King. Manager John Farrell has tweaked the roster, the lineup, the rotation and the bullpen to no avail. Night after night he takes the podium trying to put some perspective on what is happening.

“We’re not in a good place right now,” Farrell said Sunday afternoon.

The temptation is to call that place rock bottom, as Bobby Valentine did in the midst of the woeful 2012 season. Valentine said his team had arrived at that lowly place after blowing a 9-0 lead to the Yankees in a nationally televised game that April. He was suggesting there was no place to go but up.

He was wrong. That season went down in flames. It was Valentine’s only season as manager in Boston, a 93-loss campaign that still stands as the worst Red Sox season in the last 50 years.

After 64 games, the 2015 Red Sox are four games worse than that team.

Fans and media have picked up the cry for heads to roll. They implore the team to do something – anything – to salvage the season. Would a firing really help? Would it make Ramirez a better fielder? Would it save a starting rotation that has the highest ERA in baseball? An offense that has the second-fewest extra-base hits in the American League?

This roster was built to win. It has the highest payroll in the history of the team. Veterans like Ramirez and Sandoval were brought in to add offensive pop. Pitchers like Rick Porcello and Wade Miley were acquired because they were entering their prime years.

None of it has worked. The Sox began their series with the Atlanta Braves a season-worst 10 games under .500 and eight games out of the AL East lead. The notion that they’d be able to make a move in a bad division is fading by the day.

Instead, they are the worst team in a bad division. They are 10-21 against the other four teams in the East, the only team in the race with a losing record in games within the division.

The bright spots have come from within – such as the pitching of Rodriguez before Sunday and the play of Xander Bogaerts and Blake Swihart. These were players called up from the minors, not signed as big-ticket free agents. For years we’ve talked about the depth of the farm system, about the talent in Pawtucket and Portland. We are getting a glimpse of it now.

Unfortunately, it’s being overshadowed by underperforming veterans. There were 98 games remaining after Sunday’s 13-5 beatdown by the Blue Jays.

If this is rock bottom, the climb back up had better begin soon.

Tom Caron is the studio host for the Red Sox broadcast on NESN. His column appears in the Portland Press Herald on Tuesdays.