Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months ago

Niese picked up the win Sunday, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out three batters over 6.2 innings in a 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Niese needed just 90 pitches to make it through six innings, as he kept the ball low throughout most of the contest, recording nine groundball outs. The lefty has thrown six or more innings in seven consecutive starts --- during that time he has seen his ERA dip 82 points (4.42-3.61) and has posted 33:16 K:BB ratio.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months ago

Niese earned his first win since May 9, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four in eight shutout innings Monday.

Niese's win was his first in 10 starts as he has not allowed more than three earned runs his last six outings. The Mets implemented a six-man rotation to help the younger pitchers, but Niese has benefited as well, keeping him fresh and healthy. Due to that six-man rotation and with only five games left before the All-Star break, Niese is not slated to pitch until after the Midsummer Classic.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.