Just how good are the Mets?
Regardless of who you ask around baseball, the answer is always the same: It depends on how well they pitch. So far, they’ve pitched great, getting 20 out of a possible 27 innings from their three starters.
The Mets entered the season knowing what they might expect from Tom Glavine and Orlando Hernandez on the front end. But despite how well John Maine pitched last season in 15 starts, he remained a question. Afterall, it was only half a season.
Maine was going to make the rotation, we knew that regardless of the spin Willie Randolph put on it and the mind games the pitcher played on himself. Still, GM Omar Minaya wanted a good spring training from him to validate last season.
It is only one game, but you have to like how Maine pitched. They need the same thing when Oliver Perez goes.
We know they are going to hit, so Maine pitching well in his first start is what I will take out of tonight.
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