Jon Niese SP NYM 2 days ago

Niese pitched well in a no-decision, holding the cubs to one run in seven innings Tuesday.

Niese ends June without a win, despite pitching at least six innings and not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his five starts. With the move to a six-man rotation, Niese's next start won't be until Monday against the Giants.

Jon Niese SP NYM 4 days ago

The Dodgers and Cubs each have interest in acquiring Niese, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

The Dodgers may be looking for a starting pitcher due to injuries though Brandon Beachy may be back shortly. Many believe an Alex Guerrero-Niese deal is one that could help both teams. Chicago views Niese as a fall-back option of a bigger deal doesn't materialize. Before he was hurt, Javier Baez for Niese was a rumor that had been floating around.

Jon Niese SP NYM 6 days ago

Niese will have his next start pushed back to Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

With the Mets recalling prospect Steven Matz to get the start Sunday, Niese's next outing will get pushed back by one game. Niese has strung together three consecutive quality starts, but only one of those resulted in a win. He'll face the Cubs on Tuesday at home.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 week ago

Niese took a no decision as he allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks in Tuesday's start against Milwaukee. He struck out three.

Niese is eating up innings, as this marks his fourth straight start in which he has completed at least six innings. The question is how long that will be enough to hold off hot prospect Steven Matz. With a 6.3 K/9 and 10 home runs allowed this year, Niese has been fully mediocre. His ERA sits at 4.12.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 weeks ago

Niese (3-7) took the loss Wednesday in Toronto after allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked four.

Fantasy owners probably didn't expect much from Niese in a road game against the powerful Blue Jays, so this was a nice surprise despite the season-high-tying four bases on balls. The lefty has been pitching noticeably better over his last three starts, which may ultimately have the effect of boosting his trade value. He's next slated to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Jon Niese SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Niese went seven innings, giving up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision Thursday against the Giants.

Niese has now had back-to-back quality starts after a four game stretch in which he allowed 20 runs in 20 innings. He got 15 outs on the ground Wednesday after entering 0-4 with a 7.96 ERA in his last five games. The left-hander retired 12 in a row at one point before substitute third baseman Eric Campbell committed a two-out error in the sixth. Niese received a no-decision, and he'll give it another go in his next start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Jon Niese SP NYM 4 weeks ago

Niese (3-6) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight over six innings in Friday night's loss to Arizona.

The lefty pitched decently in this one, setting a season high in strikeouts, but was undone in the sixth, when the D-Backs collected three consecutive hits and two runs off him to take the lead for good. The Mets are going back to a five-man rotation, which is good news for Niese, but he's also reportedly on the trading block with prospect Steven Matz knocking on the door of the big-league rotation.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 month ago

Niese lasted just four innings Saturday, getting tagged for five runs (four earned) on seven hits, including two home runs. He struck out three.

He's now given up four runs or more in four straight starts, sending his ERA soaring from 1.95 to 4.42. The Mets' six-man rotation may not last much longer if Niese can't hold up his end of the bargain, and his next start on Friday in hitter-friendly Arizona seems set up for more of the same.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 month ago

Niese surrender eight runs on 11 hits in Tuesday's loss to St. Louis.

Niese pitched five innings in an awful performance on Tuesday, walking one and striking out one. The Cardinals offense hammered everything Niese threw at them, and he just couldn't find an answer. Niese now holds a 3.72 ERA and an ugly 1.49 WHIP. He'll look to improve both of those numbers in his next start against Philadelphia.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months ago

Niese gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk over 6.1 innings Thursday in a loss to the Cubs.

The Mets needed a strong performance in this one to avoid a sweep, and for the first third of the game, it looked like they were getting it -- Niese was perfect in his first time through the order, and the Mets had hit three solo home runs. But the lefty gave up a homer to Dexter Fowler in the fourth, and then a defense-aided rally in the fifth turned his day ugly. This was kind of a course-correction game for Niese, who's been getting lucky in terms of ERA (he entered with a sparkling 1.95 mark), but a poor WHIP (1.43). Well, on Thursday, his ERA went up to 2.49 and his WHIP went down to 1.38 -- and you have to imagine there's more course correcting to come. He'll have a tough duel on his hands against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals on Tuesday.