Mets win, but concern about Maine

The Mets' starting pitcher had to leave after 3 2/3, because of his non-throwing arm

Updated: April 24, 2010, 12:57 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- John Maine's mood after the Mets' 5-2 win against the Atlanta Braves on Friday night could be summarized like this: What next?

Finally feeling as though he was clearing a hurdle, even if his fastball velocity continued to underwhelm, the New York Mets right-hander stranded the bases loaded in the third inning by striking out ballyhooed prospect Jason Heyward with an 89 mph fastball.

The problem: While pitching to Heyward, Maine began to feel spasms and pain ...

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