Tampa Bay Rays defeat New York Mets, 10-6

Bobby Parnell's stock rose as quickly as the 100-mph fastball he occasionally flashes, with Jerry Manuel even anointing the rookie the primary setup man once J.J. Putz needed elbow surgery.

Now, Parnell is plummeting just as fast.

A half-inning after Brian Schneider belted his second mammoth three-run homer of the series, Manuel asked Parnell to protect a one-run lead in the seventh. Parnell surrendered a two-run homer to B.J. Upton on a fastball that ran back over the ...