Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's John Maine's Turn

Tonight at 7pm EDT, the Mets host the Marlins in game two of their three game set with John Maine against Ricky Nolasco.
I have always been a big John Maine fan since he was traded to the Mets from the Orioles after the 2005 season.
And I still am.
Maine said that this spring was about throwing without pain and though his numbers weren't very good, he is throwing without any discomfort/pain in his right arm.
Since, 2007, when Maine really came into his own, winning 15 games and posting a respectable 3.91 ERA in 32 starts, Maine has been beset by arm problems limiting him to only 25 starts in '08 and 15 starts last year.
The hard-throwing righty has a calm presence but a fierce determination on the mound.
I hope he can follow Santana's good start with one of his own and give the Mets some momentum before turning the ball over to their three, four and five starters.

In other news:
The Phillies have put a waiver claim on Nelson Figueroa. I just know that he'll come back to bite the Mets, now that he's going to have a better opportunity to pitch more regularly.
He had an up-and-down history (with Triple A and his performance) but given the Mets bullpen, should have made the team out of spring training.

Let's go Mets!!

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