Steve Trachsel; Photo: Rusty Kennedy/AP

It's a bad thing when, as a baseball team, you can have a good day when you're not playing. That's exactly what happened for the Mets on Monday. They didn't play, and they didn't lose. Over their three game weekend series with Phillies, the Mets managed to emulate their recent performance at home, losing all three games for their season-high 9th loss in a row. The loss is also the most consecutive losses under current manager Art Howe.

Tonight, the Mets take on the Florida Marlins, who have won seven consecutive, in Miami. With any luck on the part of the Mets, the game will be rained out by the remnants of Hurricane Frances. Better yet, maybe they can finally scrape out a win.