Arizona Diamondbacks defeat New York Mets, 5-2

It's hard to be wild about the Mets' wild-card chances these days.

Mike Pelfrey lasted only five innings and the Mets lost to the Diamondbacks, 5-2, Sunday at Citi Field, dropping 7-1/2 games back of co-leaders San Francisco and Colorado in the wild-card standings.

The Mets, who began this once-promising home stand 7-1/2 behind the Rockies, will try to salvage a split of the four-game series tonight, with Nelson Figueroa getting the call-up from Triple-A Buffalo to o...

Jeff Francoeur widely has been credited with providing much-needed life to a downcast clubhouse mostly devoid of a spark through a trying first half for the Mets.

It certainly hasn't hurt that the Atlanta castoff also consistently has provided production on the field in the middle of an injury-depleted lineup that sorely needed a power infusion.

Few Mets did any damage in Sunday's flat 5-2 loss to Arizona veteran Jon Garland, but Francoeur homered and singled in thre...