The National LeagueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pitcher of the Month for April admits heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been off in May.
“I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more a mental thing than a physical thing,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ John Maine said. “I kept thinking, this canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be real. I knew I would lose eventually. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s almost a relief to get it out of the way.’’
With that twinge of doubt, Maine said he started to press and when he does that he begins to overthrow and lose his command. He walked three in his last start and six the one before that in San Francisco.
Maine goes tonight against Tyler Clippard of the Yankees.
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