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Another ninth inning two-out, game tying home run from the Metsies preceded another crushing loss. This is starting to become a disturbing pattern, especially at home. Mike Pelfrey's struggles against the Marlins continued, though his start was hardly terrible. Meanwhile, Javier Vazquez BABIP'd the Mets to death, before Lucas Duda struck a righteous blow in the game's death throes. But just like Sunday's game, the jubilation didn't last long.
Injury news: The Mets and Ike Davis will make a decision on his ankle by the end of the week. Also, Sandy Alderson does not expect Taylor Buchholz back this year. Johan Santana's second rehab start has been pushed back a day.
Sandy Alderson did some spin on his deadline non-deals. The guy he did get, brand new Mets prospect Zack Wheeler made his first start for St. Lucie last night. I am sure it will be overanalyzed until he makes the next one.
The Mets have moved up to eighth in Beyond The Box Score's power rankings. Playoffs here we come!
Around the NL East
The Phils used a ninth inning comeback of their own to send it to extras, where they beat the Rockies.
The Brew Crew and Zack Grienke extended their division lead over the Cards.
The Indians used instant replay and the world's shortest home run to beat the Red Sox. The Red Sox also lost Clay Buchholz for the season with the dreaded fractured back. TRAID acquisition Erik Bedard is on tap for Thursday's start.
Fangraphs takes a look at how big of an upgrade some of the deadline deals will provide.