Curtis Granderson had merely sent a charge through Citi Field, lifting a three-run homer to right field Thursday afternoon in the fifth inning of the Mets’ game against San Diego, and after he rounded the bases to roaring cheers and made his way through the dugout, high-fiving his teammates, he found Wilmer Flores.

The deal had fallen through, and now Flores had to live together with the truth that the Mets had attempted to trade him.

The Mets, amid two ninth-inning rain delays that together lasted nearly four hours, managed to blow the lead along with the game.

The Mets were just two strikes away from winning Thursday’s match when the rain increased in strength.

The Mets lingered on the field briefly, as though in shock within the umpires’ decision to halt play with the Mets leading, 7-5, without one on base and closer Jeurys Familia desiring only one out to send almost everyone home happy.

He promised Flores that the Mets wanted him and lectured him on the unsentimental aspects of the game.

As the game continued, Mets fans gave him a standing ovation as an easy way to send him away to Milwaukee.