John Maine makes his first start of the season feeling positive after following up last year’s 15 wins with a strong spring training (3-1 with a sub-two ERA).
“I feel good about going into the season,â€™â€™ said Maine. “Iâ€™m in better shape and something clicked in my head.â€™â€™
Maine doesnâ€™t appear to lose focus on the mound and is pitching with a sense of purpose: “My walks are down. If they get on they will have to earn it.â€™â€™
Maine doesn’t talk about projected numbers, but I would consider it a step back if he didn’t at least equal last year. I believe this guy is primed for a big year.