John Maine made his second pitching start since June 5 for the Mets yesterday against the Washington Nationals and was extremely impressive. Maine pitched five shutout innings and only gave up two singles and one walk while striking out one. Of the 75 pitches thrown in those five innings, 50 of them were strikes, and Maine did have good control over both his two- and four-seam fastball. In 2010, the Mets will have to decide on who will be their No. 2 starter behind Johan Santana; the choices look to be Maine, Mike Pelfrey, or a pitcher to be acquired in the offseason. The 2009 season saw Maine out of action from early August through September, but he remained in the dugout and clubhouse to cheer on his teammates as much as possible. Maine had a bone spur removed from his shoulder ...
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