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Postby Amazinz » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:44 am

Since he's on the 40-man Maine seems the likeliest option to fill in for Bannister. Iriki isn't on the 40 so he'd require a move, I doubt Heilman gets flip-flopped, and Lima is sucking it up big time.

Maine didn't start off too hot but has looked pretty good recently. His last start (tonight) was steller, going 7 IP with 1 ER. He has 24 IP now and 2.65 ERA with only 4 BB.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:15 pm

If filling the hole from within, he'd be my choice over Lima and Gonzalez.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:34 pm

And maybe he will pitch well enough to steal VZam's job when Bannister returns. We can hope anyway... :-)
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:52 pm

Any word out of Atlanta on the severity of Bannister's injury yet? :-?
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:04 pm

I didn't hear it first-hand but supposedly on the WFAN report they said that it was a mild strain that didn't require a DL-stint and that there was a chance Bannister would not miss a start.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:01 am

Maine makes his first start Tueday against the Nationals at Shea. ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Sat May 13, 2006 11:31 am

According to Randolph Maine can grip a baseball now. Not sure if that means he's throwing yet. He can come off the DL May 18.
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