On second thought, maybe sticking with Jon Niese could be a good move. After Niese was shelled Tuesday night by the Phillies, I suggested the Mets’ best strategy would be to skip Niese Monday in Washington in favor of Steven Matz and stay with Noah Syndergaard Saturday in Miami. My reasoning is the Washington game is more important to the Mets’ immediate pennant pursuit than...
Jon Niese had yet another disastrous start on Tuesday as the New York Mets were outslugged by the Philadelphia Phillies 14-8 at Citi Field. Niese allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings of work. The big blow was a three-run homer to Darin Ruf in […]
The Mets (73-59) were defeated by the Phillies (53-80) by a score of 14-8 Tuesday night at Citi Field. Pitching: Jon Niese started for the Mets and struggled for the third straight start. He labored through 5 innings allowing 6 earned runs on 7 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 2. He allowed 1 […]
It’s now three stinkers in a row for Jon Niese, and if Mets manager Terry Collins is considering skidding Noah Syndergaard this weekend, perhaps the smarter play would be to bypass the veteran left-hander instead. NIESE: Next start should be skipped. (AP) Niese was rocked in his second straight start by the Phillies Tuesday night, giving up six runs on seven hits in five innings...
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The Mets (71-56) beat the Phillies (50-78) by a score of 9-5 in 13 innings on Thursday night in Philadelphia, completing a four-game sweep of their formerly formidable rivals and extending their winning streak to seven. Jon Niese struggled on the mound for the Mets, although all of the damage came in one inning. Niese […]
Here’s the lineup the Mets will use tonight in support of Jon Niese as they go for the sweep in Philadelphia and attempt to extend their winning streak to seven games: Curtis Granderson – RFYoenis Cespedes – CFDaniel Murphy – 1B David Wright – 3B Kelly Johnson – 2B Travis d’Arnaud – C Michael Conforto – LFRuben Tejada – SS Niese – LHP COMMENTS: It’s working...
Jon Niese turned in another strong performance last night as he allowed just two runs while striking out five batters in seven innings. Despite his struggles earlier in the season, Niese has been one of the most consistent and unheralded members of the Mets’ rotation. In 135 innings this year, Niese owns a 3.46 ERA […]
It’s a rare day when I haven’t visited MLB Trade Rumors on more than one occasion. I must be a masochist because my visits there are mostly prompted by interest in what the Mets are doing. And you all know already what the Mets are doing on the trade front: nothing, not even intriguing talk. It seems that other teams mention making a player or two available and like sharks smelling...
From all indications, the Mets spent a fair amount of time trying to trade a veteran starting pitcher this past offseason. The response from other teams was either low-ball offers or no offers at all, as they tried to pry loose Noah Syndergaard, instead. You can’t blame a team for trying to get Syndergaard. But you can blame them for missing the boat on Jon Niese. Here was...
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