JUPITER -- First spring outings were never John Maine's cup of tea, according to the right-hander. But Maine, who is trying to revive his major league career with the Marlins, passed his first test Saturday with a solid debut against the Cardinals.
Maine completed his allotted two innings, giving up a wind-aided solo shot to David Freese but little else.
"I was really really antsy, really excited," Maine said. "It's the first time I think I've ever gotten through two innings in my first start. I got six outs this time. I'm happy about that."
Here's what Maine had to say: