On Monday afternoon, I heard Bruce Jacobs discuss how one of his dogs got "skunked" over the weekend and he doesn't understand how someone is supposed to keep tomato juice in their house to cure the stench. He also dealt out some trash talk for Atlanta Braves fans, in preparation for this week's 4-game series at Citi Field.

But last night, things didn't start off so well for the New York Mets. Things actually looked hopeful, as Dillon Gee had a brilliant outing and the Mets entered the top of the 9th inning with a 1-0 lead. However, the Braves would rally by scoring 2 runs off closer Bobby Parnell, setting up the scenes you're about to witness: still a 2-1 lead for Atlanta in the bottom of the 9th, Craig Kimbrel pitching to Justin Turner with 2 men on-base and 2 outs.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2013 New York Mets season in a nutshell: so close, but no cigar. Remember kids, "almost" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.