With runners on first and second and one out, Dewayne Wise singled into shallow right field, Lucas Duda making a strong throw into Daniel Murphy as the cutoff man to hold the runner at third. However, Dewayne Wise was left for dead in between first and second--but Murphy tried to do to check the lead runners and allowed Wise to return to first safely. This misplay would prove to be fatal as Mike Stanton catapulted a 3-2 pitch from Jason Isringhausen into left field landing, effectively giving the Marlins their final 7-3 lead.
The Atlanta Braves having the lost for the second consecutive game, the Mets have once again passed up on an opportunity to make any advances in the Wild Card.
- Lucas Duda's 2-run blast snapped his 3+ game skid without a hit in a big way. It was Duda's 3rd home run of the year and 2nd off of Leo Nunez.
- Angel Pagan stretched a single into a double after Mike Stanton played the ball much too relaxed before Jason Bay grounded out into what could have been a game ending ground out. Had it not been for Pagan's aggressive nature, Duda probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to hit.
- Jason Bay hit his 7th home run of the year, a solo shot to bring the Mets within 2.
- Mike Pelfrey took a no decision, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings. Pelfrey struggled early on and found himself in trouble more often than not which has been the routine this season, but was able to keep the Mets in the game.
- Javier Vazquez looked like the Vazquez of old, limiting the Mets to one run over 7 innings.
- Jose Reyes went 1-5, hitting the ball in the air all 5 times. Reyes hasn't been able to hit line drives and is struggling with pitch recognition at the plate.