John Maine has given up four runs in his last three starts. Two losses and a no-decision; the Mets dropped all three.
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That’s slid underneath the radar with what’s been going on with Coin Flip, but Maine admits he hasn’t been pitching well.
He believes he might have turned it around this afternoon in his win over San Francisco.
IN A NUTSHELL (Mets 5, San Francisco 3)
Maine threw six solid innings, and Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran keyed the offense. The Mets have won three straight series.
IN GAME ANALYSIS
1ST INNING: After getting three to work with, Maine has a relatively easy inning. Mets 3, San Francisco 0.
3RD INNING: Jose Reyes error leads to cheap run. Maine keeps damage to minimum. Mets 3, San Francisco 1.
4TH INNING: Reyes makes up for error with two-run homer. Maine still going strong. Mets 5, San Francisco 1.
6TH INNING: In six innings, Maine gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. He had given up four runs in each of his last three starts. Mets 5, San Francisco 2.
9TH INNING: Billy Wagner wraps it up for his 13th save. Mets 5, San Francisco 3.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
John Maine on his game: “I thought I was on a bit of a skid. … I thought I pitched well. I did what I needed to do.”
David Wright on the overall play of the team: “We can’t be satisfied with playing well for just a week. We need to keep this up. Baseball is so fickle. This can change so quickly.”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Jose Reyes: “The key to beating the Mets is keeping him under control and today we didn’t.”