Posted May 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Too much rest led to too many walks for Jonathon Niese. With his start pushed back by an off day Thursday and a rainout Saturday, Niese was wild on Sunday as he matched his career high with six walks and gave up seven runs in the New York Mets' 9-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Niese, who had been scheduled to pitch Saturday, was making his first start since April 28 -- exactly a week. ''Most likely he was probably too strong,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. Collins said Niese had ''just no feel today.'' ''It's all due to the fact it's been seven days since he's pitched,'' Collins said. ''He was too strong. He didn't have his good command.'' The results were ugly for the left-hander, who gave up five runs in the third. Niese (2-3) allowed seven hits in four-plus innings. He also threw two wild pitches as his ERA rose from 3.31 to 4.66. ''I walked way too many guys,'' Niese sa...

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