John Maine experienced soreness before the game, “but I told them I could pitch,’’ he said. Jerry Manuel said the decision to pull Maine came when they thought he was trying to compensate. The Mets knew something was going on, and they also knew, they wouldn’t get a lot from him. I don’t understand why they didn’t just bag it from the beginning.
Maine will travel to NY tomorrow for a MRI. “If there’s any soreness, John Maine won’t make his next start,’’ Manuel said.
Pedro Martinez will throw in the bullpen tomorrow, and pitching coach Dan Warthen said it is possible he might be available for an inning during the game. Warthen said that decision would be made prior to the game.