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Marlins 4, Mets 2
Scott Olsen was solid Sunday, but didn't factor into the decision. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Wes Helms' pinch-hit solo shot in the eighth inning would put Florida ahead for good after the game stayed tied, and Dan Uggla followed that with an insurance homer as the Marlins ended the Mets' season for the second successive year.
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Series at a glance:
FLA
Florida (84-77)
Won 1
Florida 4, NY Mets 2   NYM
NY Mets (89-73)
Lost 1
September 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   4 8 0
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 9/28/08  |  Recap: FLA | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Marlins stats  |  Mets stats
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maybin, CF 4 1 2 0 1 2 1 .500
Baker, Jo, C 5 1 1 1 0 3 3 .299
Cantu, 3B-1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .277
Jacobs, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247
  b-Helms, PH-3B 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .243
Uggla, 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .260
Willingham, LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .254
Ross, C, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .260
Amezaga, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .264
Olsen, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .129
  a-Gonzalez, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
  Nelson, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Hermida, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .249
  Lindstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 4 8 4 4 9 18  

a-Grounded out for Olsen in the 7th. b-Homered for Jacobs in the 8th. c-Singled for Rhodes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Maybin (2, Perez, O).
HR: Helms (5, 8th inning off Schoeneweis, 0 on, 0 out), Uggla (32, 8th inning off Ayala, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hermida; Helms 4; Cantu; Maybin 3; Uggla 5; Baker, Jo.
RBI: Baker, Jo (32), Willingham (51), Helms (31), Uggla (92).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Amezaga 3; Cantu.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Maybin (4, 2nd base off Stokes/Castro, R).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .297
Beltran, CF 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .284
Delgado, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .271
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Evans, N, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
  Chavez, En, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Martinez, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Easley, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269
Church, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .276
Castro, R, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .245
  b-Murphy, Dn, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .313
  Schneider, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Perez, O, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107
  Smith, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cancel, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .245
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  Schoeneweis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reyes, Ar, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
  c-Anderson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
  Castillo, L, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Totals 31 2 4 2 3 7 8  

a-Walked for Smith, J in the 6th. b-Struck out for Castro, R in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Reyes, Ar in the 8th. d-Walked for Parnell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Reyes (37, Gregg).
HR: Beltran (27, 6th inning off Olsen, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Castro, R; Reyes 2; Delgado; Beltran 4.
RBI: Beltran 2 (112).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Delgado.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Olsen 6.0 3 2 2 1 4 1 4.20
Nelson, J (W, 3-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.00
Gregg (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.41
Rhodes (H, 24) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.04
Lindstrom (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.14
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O 5.1 4 2 2 3 6 0 4.22
Smith, J 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.55
Stokes 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.51
Schoeneweis (L, 2-6) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.34
Ayala 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 5.71
Feliciano, P 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.05
Parnell 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40

Schoeneweis pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Uggla (by Perez, O).
Pitches-strikes: Olsen 88-59, Nelson, J 15-10, Gregg 18-10, Rhodes 2-2, Lindstrom 19-10, Perez, O 85-50, Smith, J 13-6, Stokes 17-10, Schoeneweis 3-2, Ayala 23-13, Feliciano, P 6-3, Parnell 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Olsen 6-6, Nelson, J 0-1, Gregg 1-0, Rhodes 0-0, Lindstrom 1-1, Perez, O 3-4, Smith, J 1-0, Stokes 1-0, Schoeneweis 0-0, Ayala 0-3, Feliciano, P 0-0, Parnell 0-1.
Batters faced: Olsen 22, Nelson, J 3, Gregg 4, Rhodes 1, Lindstrom 4, Perez, O 23, Smith, J 3, Stokes 4, Schoeneweis 1, Ayala 6, Feliciano, P 1, Parnell 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Rhodes 2-0, Smith, J 3-1, Feliciano, P 1-0, Parnell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 3:04 (:51 delay).
Att: 56,059.
Venue: Shea Stadium.
September 28, 2008
September 28, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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