The game seemed dead when Jose Reyes was robbed of a single with the Mets 2-1 to put the Marlins one out away from a victory. However, with two outs, the Mets started to get something going when Luis Castillo slapped a single up the middle to bring some life to the night. With Kevin Gregg struggling to close the game, David Wright singled to put two runners on. Carlos Delgado came up next only to be pegged in the right leg to load up the bases for New York.
With Met fans in attendance cheering, Carlos Beltran launched the first pitch he saw DEEP over the right field wall to erupt the Mets’ dugout and give his team a promising 5-2 lead. The grand slam accounted for the first Mets runs since Carlos Beltran’s sacrifice fly scored Jose Reyes in the first inning.
As the Mets brought on Luis Ayala to seal the deal, it wasn’t exactly a breeze. He gave up several hits and put tying and winning runs on base, but was able to close the door before the Marlins could ruin Beltran’s night.
With the Mets now two games ahead of the quickly slipping Phillies, Mike Pelfrey and Ricky Nolasco, two pitchers with thirteen wins and also nearly identical ERA’s, will face off tomorrow night in Miami.