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Piggy-Backing Niese and Gee Could Be Solution To Mets Rotation

Piggy-backing is a practice employed primarily in the low minors where teams will pair 8 starting pitchers into 4 tandems that alternate starting and relieving duties from one start to the next. The games are usually split into 5 and 4 inning increments. The idea behind it involves limiting pitch counts while helping to gradually stretch out their innings limits without putting...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Mets trade Jon Niese over Dillon Gee?

Throughout this career, Jon Niese has been nothing short of an effective left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets. With a career winning percentage aournd .500, Niese currently finished only two of his eight total seasons with more losses than wins. Niese is also the only lefty in the Mets’ starting rotation, but with Steven Matz on his way up to the majors, Niese may begin...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Finishing Line:  5 IP, 8 R, 8 ER, 11 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Defining Pitches First Inning: Early in the first inning, Jon Niese showed poor command of his fastball as he gave up a single to Peter Bourjos followed by a RBI double to Randal Grichuk, both on fastballs that missed low and over the plate. Later in the first inning, Niese showed off his greatest trait as a pitcher in his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins reacts to Jon Niese's rough outing for Mets

Jon Niese experienced another rough start for the New York Mets on Tuesday, in which he surrendered eight earned runs on 11 hits in five innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. "The biggest [reason] is that he didn't have his two-seam fastball," manager Terry Collins explained of Niese's performance. "Every time it was called for, it either went straight or he cut it. … He...
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4 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubber Game To Close Out 2015 Subway Series: Act I

Jon Niese, being counted among the rotation New Yorkers “knew they had it in them,” has his work cut out for him for tonight’s finale in the Bronx. Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees has 14 K’s in just under two game’s worth of innings pitched. The question for Niese tonight will be whether or not he can widen that K/BB ratio and keep the Bombers off the bases. It may not matter...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese, Collins got into a war of words during final start

The New York Mets might be shopping starter Jon Niese this winter, and they’re already damning his name…which won’t do a whole lot for his trade value, even though the story itself seems relatively tame. Via the New York Daily News… In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled for his pitcher...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Niese continues his second-half comeback

This weekend my brother, who I haven’t seen in nearly two years, was in town visiting. We were watching the Mets game Saturday night and he made some comments about Jon Niese that caught my ear. Essentially, he said that he keeps waiting for Niese to take the next step but that with all of the pitching the Mets have in the pipeline, he’s okay if he doesn’t get any better...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Niese Likely Heading To DL With Shoulder Issue

According to a report by Danny Knobler for ESPN New York, lefthander Jon Niese is likely heading to the disabled list with a shoulder issue. Niese, who wasn’t available to the media before Saturday’s game, was said not to be in agreement with the decision. The Mets announced early in Saturday night’s game with the Texas Rangers that veteran reliever Buddy Carlyle will join...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Niese hit by ball tossed from teammate (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese was accidentally hit on his side with a ball tossed by a teammate due to some miscommunication during Friday night's game in San Francisco.It happened in the bottom of the second inning after Giants batter Brandon Hicks doubled to deep right field. Niese was waiting the ball to be tossed back in from the outfield...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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