New York Mets defeat Florida Marlins, 6-5

MIAMI - John Maine expects to have more zip on his fastball next season.

Regardless, the notoriously pessimistic pitcher is enthusiastic about how he has performed in two outings since returning from a 14-week absence.

Maine is scheduled to face the Marlins tonight. He threw five scoreless innings while allowing only two hits against the Nationals on Sunday before being pulled at 75 pitches. He had pitched three innings, allowing one run, in Philadelphia the previous st...