The Mets lineup was not built to win.
The Florida Marlins (23-27) beat the New York Mets (27-21) by a score of 7-3.
Tim Redding was shelled. He allowed seven earned runs in four plus innings. Redding let up eight hits, walked two and struck out two. Jeremy Hermida chased Redding from the game with a three-run home run off the Pepsi Porch.
Sean Green took over for Redding in the fifth, striking out two. Ken Takahashi turned in three spectacular innings in relief, allowing only one hit. Brian Stokes finished out the game, allowing one hit and striking out one.
Fernando Tatis drove in Angel Pagan in the first inning with a single to centerfield for the Mets first run.
Fernando Martinez picked up his first major league hit in the third inning. He drove in the Mets second run in the fifth inning with a double to centerfield.
Pagan grounded a ball down the third base line in the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs, scoring Brian Schneider from second base. With runners on second and third, Martinez struck out to end the game.