The Mets found a unique way to lose tonight, a way they haven’t used all season, a walk off balk by the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the 10th inning. After battling back to tie the game and then take the lead, New York promptly gave up a 9th inning lead, and lost the game in extras.

New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco (77) walks off the mound after balking in the winning run as the Atlanta Braves run onto the field to celebrate in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Atlanta. The Braves won 9-8.

Go get ’em DJ

What Happened:

New York started the game by giving up a first inning run via a Chipper Jones RBI groundout, only to take the lead after Jose Reyes hit a triple to start the 3rd inning. Chipper would end up with 5 RBIs on the night, another night as the Met killer. No wonder why his daughter’s name is Shea.

After the Braves had broken open the game at 6-2, the Mets came storming back, scoring six unanswered runs, keyed by a Scott Hairston 3-run home run. New York would take the lead on a swinging 3rd strike by Scott Hairston in the 7th, scoring Carlos Beltran, and add an insurance run in the 8th with a Beltran fielder’s choice.

In the 9th, the dramatics began. Brooks Conrad hit a two run home run off of Francisco Rodriguez to tie the game. The game would go into the extras and after the Mets were retired in the top half of the 10th, DJ Carrasco came on to pitch the bottom half of the 10th. After recording a double play to clear the bases, Carrasco allowed a two out double and after an infield single to Jordan Schafer, his 5th hit of the night, he allowed a walk off balk to end the game. Yes, a balk.

All I’m going to say is, Same Old Mets. They’re a pathetic bunch of losers that don’t know how to win once the lights get brighter. I don’t think they’ll see the .500 mark again this season. This is the type of loss that can bother teams for awhile and it’s probably in the best interest of the team. They’ll be able to trade Reyes and pick up some major league ready players in exchange for him.