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Niese Solid In Back To Back Relief Appearances

In his fourth relief appearance of the season, Jon Niese retired two batters and allowed one hit against the Nationals on Sunday. He also pitched a scoreless inning during Saturday’s game, and has yielded just one run in 3.2 innings of relief during this week. This performance probably cements his spot on the postseason roster. […]
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lefty Reliever Remains Concern For Mets

It is imperative the Mets get Jon Niese in a couple of games in this weekend, preferably in back-to-back outings, as the lefty bullpen specialist remains an issue. However, a poor weather forecast might prevent that from happening. Although volunteering to go into the bullpen was admirable, Niese was not effective in two outings in Philadelphia against left-handed hitters (he gave...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Readies For Postseason Role With Relief Appearance

Jon Niese, one of the odd men out in the Mets playoff rotation, looked to get acclimated to his new role on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Niese entered in the sixth inning in relief of Bartolo Colon and provided mixed results in his first relief appearance since July 10, 2011. The southpaw pitched 1.2 innings, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Heading To Bullpen As Mets Look To Finalize Postseason Rotation

As the New York Mets contemplate their pitching staff for the NLDS, it looks like lefty starter Jon Niese will be headed to the bullpen for the final week of the regular season as he showcases his ability for a spot on that postseason roster. Manager Terry Collins told reporters on Sunday, that Niese approached […]
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Volunteers For Bullpen; Could Be Future With Team

Figuring he wouldn’t be in the Mets’ postseason rotation, left-hander Jon Niese volunteered to pitch out of the bullpen, which is manager Terry Collins‘ primary concern for the NLDS against the Dodgers. Collins said Niese approached him ten days ago with the suggestion. Collins said NIese’s willingness to pitch in relief typifies the attitude of his team. NIESE: Goes to...
Via New York Mets Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Niese’s Brilliant Performance Drops the New York Mets’ Magic Number to 6.5 Games

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) After coming off a controversial loss against the Yankees Sunday night where manger Terry Collins was ridiculed for pulling Matt Harvey in the 5th inning, the Mets got back to business...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese Delivers 6 Shutout Innings, Will He Make Playoff Rotation?

After a demoralizing loss to the Yankees on Sunday, Jon Niese responded with a strong performance last night in the Mets’ 4-0 victory over the Braves. He pitched six scoreless innings while striking out two to earn his ninth win of the season. What really stood out was how effectively he used his curve to […]
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Stay With Niese; Maybe A Good Thing Afterall

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...
Via New York Mets Report
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Niese, like most Mets, has little trade value

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...
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Niese: Not on the DL and pitching great

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...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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