The Mets actually won a rubber game.
The New York Mets (28-21) beat the Florida Marlins (23-28) by a score of 3-2.
John Maine, who has to leave the game before the seventh inning, allowed only three hits and two walks. He had thrown 82 pitches and struck out five before leaving after coming down with symptoms of a stomach virus that has been passing through the team.
Pedro Feliciano was rushed into the relief role, but did not allow a hit through his inning of work, also striking out one. J.J. Putz entered for the 8th inning, but struggled. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. One run scored with Bobby Parnell on the mound. Parnell allowed a run-scoring single to Hanley Ramirez, but then struck out Jorge Cantu and induced a fly ball to end the inning.
Francisco Rodriguez came in for the ninth and struck out the side coupled with one walk.
Before Angel Pagan strained his right groin, forcing him to leave the game, he drove in the Mets first run in the third inning with a double to left field.
The Mets struck again in the seventh getting a pair of RBI doubles from Fernando Martinez and Omir Santos respectively.