First came the blowout. Then, the blowup.

These 2012 Mets refuse to be boring. Win late, lose late, drop what should have been an 8-0 snoozer to Milwaukee on Tuesday night, only to see David Wright rage at being removed for a pinch-hitter after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch — in the Terry Collins era, every day seems charged with emotion.

The lightning on this night struck late, and landed with particular intensity. It began with one out in the seventh inning, after D.J. Carrasco allowed a home run to Rickie Weeks. Carrasco's next pitch hit Braun on the left arm, and home plate umpire Gary Darling ejected the pitcher.

Wright was scheduled to lead off the bottom of the inning, but Collins removed him for pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin. Wright argued and cursed in a way that he seldom does in public.