It might be time to consider a new closer.
The never-say-die Mets would have finished this road trip 6-0 had there not been two Frank Francisco meltdowns against the Marlins.
The Mets mounted yet another comeback on Sunday, with Justin Turner wearing out Marlins closer Heath Bell before smacking a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth.
Alas, in the bottom of the ninth, Francisco allowed a lead-off triple – never a good thing – and things got worse from there. It ended with Manny Acosta serving up a walk-off grand slam to the player formerly known as Mike Stanton.
The brought out sheepish Gnome of Defeat, who knows he has no business seeing the light of day today.