The Mets had an uncommon game on Friday, and tumbled to the Philadelphia Phillies in unique design.

NEW YORK - Mark Canha probably wasn't contemplating playing third base when he got up on Friday morning.

As a matter of fact, Canha hasn't taken reps at third base in "two or three years."

In game? You'd need to return to 2016, when he played a simple 15 innings at the hot corner for the Oakland Athletics.

Notwithstanding, he offered his administrations after the second inning

when Mets chief Buck Showalter had to eliminate both Eduardo Escobar and Jeff McNeil from the game because of injury.

Canha playing third base was only the primary event in a generally weird night for the Mets,

who snapped their six game dominate streak with a 2-1 misfortune to the Phillies.

"I could only sort of see what was occurring, and I just went up to Buck and was like, 'you know, I've played third previously, I can make it happen,'"

Canha said after the game. "So I just went out there and sat tight for them to pursue a choice. It was fast, I only sort of tossed my cap in the ring.