Atlanta Braves defeat New York Mets, 7-4

The Mets' bullpen collapses have become an old story.

The club and its fans can only hope their season won't turn into an even older one.

The man in the middle of the latest collapse was Luis Ayala, the most recent Met to wear the title of closer. He was summoned to protect a two-run lead to start the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Braves. Three batters and eleven pitches later, he was watching Greg Norton's pinch-hit three-run homer vanish over the right-fie...