San Diego starting pitcher Tim Stauffer hung around for seven innings after serving up three early homers but didn't factor in the decision as the Padres lost to the Mets on Monday night, 9-8.

Lucas Duda's two-run single capped a three-run ninth against All-Star closer Heath Bell and banged-up New York rallied for the victory.

Stauffer pitched seven innings and allowed four runs, six hits and one walk to go along with three strikeouts.  The Spa Catholic gradute was in line to get a win but the Padres' bullpen couldn't hold the lead for him.

Stauffer is now 7-8 with a 3.06 ERA.  He has pitched 5 or more innnings in 22 of his 24 starts this season.  The only two games he didn't make it past the 5th were back in early April.

Stauffer has now allowed just ten home runs in 150 innings this season.