Clockwise from left:  B. Wagner, O. Perez, C. Delgado, A. Cora, J. Reyes, R. Church, C. Beltran, A. Pagan, J. MaineThe New York Mets' players are dropping like flies.   During today's game, Angel Pagan and John Maine were added to the long list of Mets who are either on the disabled list or nursing injury/illness.   Pagan left the game in the top of the 4th inning with what was reported as "right groin discomfort" and Maine left after warming up to start the top of the 7th with a "stomach virus." The Mets showed a lot of grit and heart, if not a lot of intestinal fortitude, in overcoming this adversity to win the series by defeating the Florida Marlins 3-2.Porta John MaineMaine (5-3) threw 6 innings of shutout ball, giving up only 3 hits and allowing 2 walks while striking out 5.   Pedro Feliciano ably filled in for Maine by throwing a 1-2-3 inning.   J.J. Putz was summoned for the hold to start the 8th, but was ineffective yet again as he recorded only 1 out while allowing 3 baserunners and 1 run before being replaced by rookie Bobby Parnell, who despite allowing 1 inherited runner to score then retired the next 2 batters to preserve the 1 run lead.   Met closer Francisco Rodriguez did allow a 2 out walk but ultimately struck out the side in the 9th for his 14th save.The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd utilizing classic National League small-ball.   SS Wilson Valdez drew a 1 out walk, and was sacrificed to 2nd by Maine.   Pagan then drove in Valdez with a 2 out double.   The Mets added 2 valuable insurance runs in the 7th when back-to-back doubles by Fernando Martinez and Omir Santos plated one run each, giving the Mets a 3-0 lead.phat-ambulanceAfter the game, General Manager Omar Minaya announced that the Mets had made a rare inter-sport trade, acquiring this large ambulance from the Calgary Flames of the NHL in exchange for approximately 60 guilders. Minaya said that he was confident that the injured and ill members of the Met roster would now have adequate medical care.Famous Met fanThe Daily Show host Jon Stewart was among the 40,482 in attendance and among other things had this exchange with Met TV on-field commentator Kevin Burkhardt about his first Citi Field experience.   JS:   I had sushi.   KB:   You couldn't do that at Shea. JS:   Well, you could, but it was just old fish.Box score courtesy yahoo.com
Florida
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
C. Coghlan lf411000200.212
E. Bonifacio 3b301101000.250
H. Ramirez ss403100000.330
J. Cantu 1b400000105.266
J. Hermida rf400000203.264
D. Uggla 2b401000100.208
J. Baker c300001101.262
C. Ross cf300001001.254
C. Volstad p200000201.045
R. Gload ph010001000.270
K. Calero p000000000.000
R. Paulino ph100000101.239
Totals322620410012
Batting
2B - D Uggla (9, J Maine); H Ramirez (16, J Maine).
RBI - E Bonifacio (12), H Ramirez (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Baker 1, J Hermida 2.
Team LOB - 7.
Fielding
DP - 2 (H Ramirez-D Uggla-J Cantu 2).
NY Mets
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
A. Pagan cf201100000.333
J. Reed cf200000000.275
L. Castillo 2b301001001.294
D. Wright 3b401000112.333
G. Sheffield lf411000201.292
D. Murphy 1b200000000.250
F. Martinez rf311100000.188
O. Santos c301100000.275
W. Valdez ss211001000.286
J. Maine p100000100.211
P. Feliciano p000000000.000
F. Tatis ph100000002.258
J.J. Putz p000000000.000
B. Parnell p000000000.000
F. Rodriguez p000000000.000
Totals2737302416
Batting
2B - A Pagan (3, C Volstad); L Castillo (4, C Volstad); F Martinez (2, C Volstad); O Santos (5, C Volstad).
S - J Maine , D Murphy.
RBI - A Pagan (3), F Martinez (3), O Santos (18).
2-out RBI - A Pagan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Sheffield 1, L Castillo 1, D Wright 1.
GIDP - D Wright, F Tatis.
Team LOB - 4.
Base Running
SB - D Wright (12, 2nd base off K Calero/J Baker).
Fielding
DP - 1 (D Wright-D Murphy).
Florida
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
C. Volstad (L, 4-4)7.06332301.133.71
K. Calero1.01000101.122.16
NY Mets
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
J. Maine (W, 5-3)6.03002501.343.75
P. Feliciano (H, 8)1.00000100.902.25
J.J. Putz (H, 10)0.12221001.413.81
B. Parnell (H, 10)0.21000101.552.11
F. Rodriguez (S, 14)1.00001301.010.73
Pitches-strikes - C Volstad 94-59; K Calero 19-11; J Maine 82-53; P Feliciano 13-10; J Putz 17-7; R Parnell 7-5; F Rodriguez 17-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Volstad 14-4; K Calero 0-2; J Maine 4-8; P Feliciano 1-1; J Putz 0-1; R Parnell 0-1; F Rodriguez 0-0.
Batters faced - C Volstad 27; K Calero 4; J Maine 22; P Feliciano 3; J Putz 4; R Parnell 3; F Rodriguez 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Welke. 1B--Jim Reynolds. 2B--Angel Hernandez. 3B--Bill Welke.Time: 2:33.Attendance: 40,482.Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.Wind: 20 mph, out to center.