Maine, Mets at odds over early hook

Updated: May 21, 2010, 4:49 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON -- New York Mets right-hander John Maine did not want to leave Thursday's start against the Washington Nationals after walking the leadoff batter.

And Maine angrily relayed that sentiment to Jerry Manuel in a dugout exchange after the manager pulled the right-hander five pitches into the start.

"Look, I've felt pain for two years, but I'm over that," said Maine, whose velocity hasn't returned since Sept. 30, 2008 surgery to remove a bony growth from his right shoulder socket. ...

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