Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets, 3-1

No more waiting around, hoping for some magical run to surface from the depths of all that has ailed the Mets on and off the field this season.

The time, Jerry Manuel stressed several times Sunday, is now.

So why does never still appear far more likely?

The Mets remain nowhere close to making Manuel's mantra seem realistic - let alone prophetic - especially not after Sunday night's soggy and listless 3-1 loss to the Phillies at Citi Field.

"The door is definite...