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New York Mets
Happy Niese-ter everybody! How SWEEP it is! The New York Mets (3-0) beat the Atlanta Braves (0-3) by the score of 7 to 5 today at Citi Field.
Jon Niese, who just received a five year deal with team options for a sixth and seventh season, was awesome today. He threw a no hitter through six innings, before letting up two earned runs (two unearned) oh two hits in the seventh inning. His final line was 6+ innings, four runs, two hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts.
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Manny Acosta allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings, Tim Byrdak came in for one scoreless out, and Frank Francisco pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save of the season. Francisco is the first Met to ever record three saves in the first three games of the season.
The Mets’ hitting today was great (for the most part). Ruben Tejada had a career high four hits, two of which were doubles, finishing the game 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Daniel Murphy had another great game at the plate, going 2-for-5 wi...
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The Mets made it official and announced the five-year, $25.5 extension for Jon Niese, who, if he lives up to expectations will make that a bargain.
Premium left-handers are in high demand and Niese has already shown a high upside. Throw in two team option years and the deal could rise to $45.5 million.
The Mets have been targets for bad contractual decisions, but this is a...
The New York Mets completed the three game sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon, to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2007:
Jonathon Niese took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning on Sunday afternoon, but after walking Dan Uggla, Freddie Freeman drilled a single into rightfield. Prior to the Uggla walk, Niese had retired 15 straight batters before things got...
What did Jon Niese do fresh off of the announcement of his new five year contract extension? The young lefty took the mound on Easter Sunday and pitched six hitless innings in route to his first, and the Mets third straight win to start the 2012 season.The Mets jumped out early on Mike Minor when they manufactured a first inning run following a lead off double by Ruben Tejada. ...
The Mets are off to a nice start, only allowing two runs in their first two games, and look to sweep the Braves to start the 2012 season.Mike Nickeas and Scott Hairston will get their first start since the Mets will be facing lefty Mike Minor, and Terry Collins has chose the two righthanded bats for CF and Catcher.Jon Niese will make his first start of 2012. Let's hope Niese gets off to a good
Atlanta Braves (0-2) at New York Mets (2-0) 1:10PM
Pitching Probables - Mike Minor (0-0) vs Jon Niese (0-0)
Although he has never had a season with a winning record or an ERA under 4.20, the New York Mets have rewarded Jonathon Niese with a new contract that could keep him with the team through 2018.
They’re hoping 2012 is the season he takes a major step forward.
Squawker Lisa, there's still plenty of room if you want to climb aboard the Met bandwagon. See what a closer looks like when he's 3-for-3 in saves. See a veteran pitcher coming back from a serious injury pitch five shutout innings on Opening Day instead of jumping on a trampoline. See a young starter who shows up in camp in shape, isn't nervous about pitching in New York...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathon Niese took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start since signing a rich contract and the New York Mets completed a season-opening sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-5 victory Sunday.
Niese (1-0) allowed just two balls out of the infield through six innings and retired 15 in a row before walking Dan Uggla on a nine-pitch at-bat leading off...
Jonathon Niese took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start since signing a rich contract and the New York Mets completed a season-opening sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-5 victory Sunday.
Niese (1-0) allowed just two balls out of the infield through six innings and retired 15 in a row before walking Dan Uggla on a nine-pitch at-bat leading off the seventh. On...
The Mets look for the three game season opening sweep against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon at 1:1o p.m. Yesterday the Mets defeated the Braves by the score of 4-2 as Lucas Duda hit a pair of solo home runs and David Wright went 3-for-5 at the dish, meanwhile on the mound R.A. Dickey pitched six innings allowing just a two run home run to Martin Prado.
Today the Mets...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: J. Niese (1-0) L: M. Minor (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (3)
HR: ATL - B. McCann (1) NYM - None
Jonathon Niese, fresh off signing a new five- year, $25.5 million contract, carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out seven as the Mets completed...
The Mets will look to complete a three game sweep of the Atlanta Braves and start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2007 on Sunday afternoon. The Mets pitching has been fantastic thus far on the young season as they have given up only 2 ER over their first 18 IP in 2012, including 7 shout out innings from their revamped bullpen. David Wright will look to continue his hot start...
It was a beautiful day for baseball as the Mets completed their 3-game sweep over the Bravos with a 7-5 victory. Jon Niese started off the Easter Sunday matinee dealing, as he took a no-hit bid into the seventh before hitting trouble.
Following the seventh inning stretch, working at a high pitch-count and history on the line, Niese issued an 8-pitch walk to Dan Uggla....
Ruben Tejada, ss
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Jason Bay, lf
Lucas Duda, rf
Scott Hairston, cf
Mike Nickeas, c
Jonathon Niese, lhp
The Mets go for the series sweep today at Citi Field as the Mets take on the Braves for game 3 of the season. Yesterday the Mets beat the Braves 4-2 thanks to a good outing by Dickey, a strong bullpen, and homers...