Found August 17, 2012 on
The Daily Stache:
Earler this week, Terry Collins made the announcement that the Mets are going to be trying out a six-man rotation for the rest of the season.
Starting Sunday will be Jeremy Hefner who will be able to give Johan and Chris Young, both coming off major shoulder surgery a chance to extra rest along with Jon Niese who has never finished a full season. I think that a bet like this, much like the MLB betting on Top Bet is a really good one for the Mets.
With the injury concerns of Santana, Young and even Niese, the Mets are trying to make sure they can finish the season with the guys that have been mainstays in the rotation since May. Plus with Harvey on an innings limit in only his 2nd professional season, the Mets are trying to get as many starts as they can from him with six weeks left in the season.
As you can see on Mets.com the only pitcher that wont be affected by this is CY Young Candidate R.A. Dickey who will be working on regular rest as he goes for the first 20 win season for the Mets since 1990 and the Mets first CY Young since Brett Saberhagen’s in 1994.
I think the one key in this whole decision is actually how well Jeremy Hefner has pitched as a starter this season. Im sure his success made it easier for Terry Collins to insert him into the rotation for the rest of the season.
The six man rotation may not have been the greatest situation when you first heard about it, but I think that this is one bet that the Mets wonr crap out on.
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Jonathon Niese was drafted by the Mets in the seventh round of the 2005 amateur draft. Niese was good, but not great in the minors, winning 11 games in each minor league season from 2006 to 2008 and averaging nearly a strikeout per inning. But his ERA was just under 4.00 and he averaged over three walks per nine innings. However, he went 5-1 in seven starts with AAA-New Orleans...
Niese was excellent tonight in his 7.1 innings.
The Mets defeated the Nationals by a score of 2-0 tonight. Jon Niese pitched excellent going 7.1 innings of shutout ball and earning the win. Niese’s command was excellent tonight as he did not walk a single batter and struck out 7. Jon Rauch came on and finished the 8th inning lowering his own ERA to 3.07 despite having 7 losses...
Terry Collins told reporters in Cincinnati that he will use a modified six-man rotation beginning Sunday, when Jeremy Hefner will start in Washington.
The one exception is that R.A. Dickey will continue to pitch every fifth day.
This is weird… So a heavily taxed bullpen will be short a man and Josh Edgin is still the lone lefty. Jim Morrison was right…
The Mets (57-63) defeated the Nationals (74-46) by the score of 2-0 tonight at Nationals Park.
Finally, a quick recap that I can write with a splash of positivity behind it.
Jon Niese against Edwin Jackson, a pitching matchup that had the chance to be something great, exceeded expectations. Jon Niese started and pitched masterfully through 7.1 innings, allowing just 5 hits and...
Jon Niese takes the mound at Nationals Park after coming off of a stellar performance against the Braves on Sunday.
The Mets look to get back on the winning track after losing three of their last four and seven of their last nine games. New York turns to Jon Niese who has been one of the team’s few bright spots since the all star break after coming off of a solid pitching performance...
New York Mets (56-63) at Washington Nationals (74-45) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 23 9-6 3.675.24-33.448/12ATLW8.0612-121.02.57
E. Jackson (R) 22 7-7 3.745.23-43.498/11@ARIW5.2851-116.25.40
Success against southpaws is a huge reason the Washington Nationals have the best record in the...
This just in from Terry Collins…
The Mets are tossing around the idea of turning Justin Turner into an outfielder beginning next spring. That means two things basically; a hearty welcome back to Turner in 2013, and pre-order for an extra case of Alka Seltzer for me.
As is usually the case with our lovable losers, Turner has never played outfield in his major league career. But...
New York Mets (57-63) at Washington Nationals (74-46) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 6 2-4 4.765.11-23.548/4@SDW6.0510-06.22.70
G. Gonzalez (L) 24 15-6 3.295.25-43.348/13@SFW6.2622-123.23.42
Gio Gonzalez will try to become just the third 16-game winner in the majors when he leads Washington...
Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson. I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen.
Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has happened with the Mets pitching staff over the course of this year?
With the New York Mets holding a comfortable 8-1 lead over the Cincinnati Reds entering the bottom of the ninth on Thursday night, Mets manager Terry Collins called upon Frank Francisco to secure a win, as the manager was trying to get his closer some work.
“I’ve not been getting him enough games because we haven’t been in games,” Collins told reporters following the teams...
Can the Mets ever beat the Nats? Their best chance may come tonight with Jonathon Niese on the mound for the 7:05 start.
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Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
N.Y. Mets (57-63) «000000200230
W: J. Niese (10-6) L: E. Jackson (7-8)
S: F. Francisco (20)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (22) WAS - None
The New York Mets only required three hits to knock off the Washington Nationals, 2-0, in the middle installment of a three-game set.
The Mets may have spared their blushes a little bit by winning their final game in Cincinnati, but now they have to head to the nation’s capital to play one of baseball’s hottest teams in the Washington Nationals.
What was a great start to the season for New Yorkhas quickly turned into another forgettable campaign. The Mets currently sit at 56-62 on the season...