Mike Stanton crushed a grand slam in the 10th inning off Jason Isringhausen to send the Mets to their 3rd straight loss.  This is their second loss in a row in which a 2-out homer in the 9th tied the game for them.  The Mets now drop to 55-54.

Yet another tough loss for the Mets.  They had done nothing against Marlins pitching all game, mustering only 1 run through the first 8 2/3 innings of the game.  Mike Pelfrey grinded through his 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 of them earned).  It looked like the Mets were going to lose the game 3-1.  But with 2 outs and Angel Pagan on second, Lucas Duda crushed his third homer of the year to send the game to extras.

Not quite enough...(Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

But Izzy promptly loaded the bases to bring up Mike Stanton.  This rally included a bonehead play by Daniel Murphy, where he failed to nab Dewayne Wise while he was caught in a rundown.  Stanton then brought everyone home with a laser over the left field wall.

3 Up:

-Lucas Duda: He showed off his raw power with his 9th-inning blast — it was an absolute bomb to center field.  Had it not been for him, the Mets would have combined for only 3 runs over these past 3 games.  The previous 8 games?  At least 4 runs scored in each, with a combined 34 runs in the last 4 games before the losing streak.

Ryota Igarashi/Manny Acosta: Combined for 3 shutout innings, striking out 5.

Jason Bay: Hit his 7th homer of the year in the 4th, a shot over the right center field fence (the deepest part of the park). 

3 Down:

-Defense: Cost them the game.  Aside from Murphy’s gaffe, Jose Reyes and David Wright committed throwing errors, with one of them leading to an unearned run.

-Angel Pagan: Mentally, he doesn’t look like he’s all there — he looked lost and indecisive on a couple of plays in the outfield (like not knowing where to throw to on a sac fly) and had a weird baserunning moment in the 9th in which he took an unnecessary risk in stretching his single to a double (had Stanton not been napping, he would have been out by a mile).

-Playing at Home: The Mets’ record at Citi Field now drops to 22-27 on the year.

On Deck: Middle game, first pitch at 7:10 PM.

FLA Hand (1-3, 2.73 ERA) vs. NYM Capuano (9-10, 4.51 ERA)