Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 6/21/13
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." -Woody Allen The plan was that one of Shaun Marcum or Jeremy Hefner would be the one to leave the rotation. But that was before Jon Niese's tendonitis flared up again like it was a bout of hemorrhoids. His performance over the first three and a third innings was your first clue that something was wrong as he gave up eight hits ... most of them hit harder than calculus. The Mets probably could have solved this problem before by just putting him on the DL in the first place. But now with Zack Wheeler in the fold, they have the luxury of putting Niese on the DL this time around, and preserving Marcum's opportunity to stay in the rotation and go 0-21. So much for your plans. What nobody planned on, not even the Atlanta Braves, was for the Mets' bullpen to go five and 2/3 innings and not give up a damn thing. Niese gave up three runs, and then the bullpen shut the Braves down. The more amazing thing is that the bullpen did it ...
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