The Mets battled Ricky Nalasco and scored 2 runs off him early.
Another tough night though for the Mets bullpen. Joe Smith was ineffective. Scott Schoienweiss couldnt close the door on the Marlins rally which led to 5 runs in the 8th inning.
The Mets had taken the lead in the eight 3-2 on some heads up base running by David Wright when Carlos Delgado grounded to first baseman Mike Jacobs. With the infiled shifted over with Delgado up no one was covering 3rd and Wright who was on first just flews over to 3rd. After Beltran walked, Fernando Tatis grounded into a possible double play but Dan Uggla throw the throw away allowing Tatis to be safe at first and Wright scored. Dan Uggla could have been charged with 3 errors in this game. He can look awful playing second base.
After the game Jerry Manuel said that John Maine was lifted with shoulder stiffness and will be sent for an exam to just to be on the safe side.