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Erik Goeddel allows go-ahead homer in 10th inning of Mets' loss to Diamondbacks

Erik Goeddel of the Mets walks to the

Erik Goeddel of the Mets walks to the dugout after the tenth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Erik Goeddel reached back and fired, hoping that his fastball would hit the outer edge of the zone. Instead, the Mets reliever missed over the plate, and a loud pop rang out over Citi Field.

Diamondbacks centerfielder A.J. Pollock hammered a two-run homer in the 10th inning, providing enough cushion to send the Mets to a 3-2 loss Monday night.

Michael Conforto’s 27th homer of the season, a solo shot to lead off the 10th off Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney, wasn’t enough to make up for a squandered opportunity that would loom large.

The Mets missed a chance to pull ahead in the seventh when Yoenis Cespedes ripped a bases-loaded single to left. Travis d’Arnaud scored easily to tie the score 1-1, but Asdrubal Cabrera was cut down at the plate.

Mets righthander Robert Gsellman allowed one run and five hits in 6 1⁄3 innings, an encouraging step in his second start since coming off the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Since his return, Gsellman has allowed three runs in 11 2⁄3 innings.

Gsellman bristled at comments by general manager Sandy Alderson, who said the righthander needed to “pitch better,” implying that his minor-league rehab had dragged on because of poor performance rather than health. Alderson was upset when Gsellman responded, “I don’t really care.” The pitcher ultimately apologized.

Notes & quotes: Just as in his previous rehab start, Matt Harvey (shoulder) pitched three innings. But this time, for Double-A Binghamton, he allowed two runs and four hits, including a homer. He walked one, struck out three and threw 54 pitches . . . Closer Jeurys Familia (blood clot) is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back games that starting Tuesday night with Brooklyn.

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