How not to get back into a pennant race: Lose three of four to one of the worst teams in baseball. Monday's 6-5 loss to Arizona capped a dismal series for the Mets. Nelson Figueroa -- he of Brandeis fame -- didn't get out of the second inning, allowing all six Arizona runs. The Mets rallied for five unanswered of their own, but the hole was too deep. St. Louis returns to Citi Field for two games starting Tuesday before the Mets head for the West Coast and San Diego. When do the Jets play their first preseason game again? Photograph of Figueroa after giving up a home run to Miguel Montero (he gave up back-to-back home runs to Mark Reynolds and Montero) by Kathy Willens/AP