Jon Niese SP NYM 2 Days

Niese allowed three runs and nine hits in 7.1 innings Thursday to take the loss against the Braves. He issued one walk and struck out five.

Niese allowed just one run over the first seven innings, but gave up a few in the eighth to make his outing look worse than it really was. The veteran lefty continues to give the Mets quality innings, not allowing more than three earned runs in 23 out of 25 starts this season. His average fastball velocity is down almost two mph from 90.2 to 88.6, but he's still able to get outs, aided by a 1.93 G/F ratio. He hasn't been as good away from home this year, and while his next start is on the road, it's not a spot in which he should do poorly, pitching against the Marlins.

Jon Niese SP NYM 8 Days

Niese (7-9) took the loss on Friday against the Dodgers, giving up five runs (two earned) on eight hits over 6.2 innings pitched while walking three and striking out four hitters.

The Mets' pitcher pitched well enough and may have had a shot at a win if not for the defense. Niese has only had two games all season long where he has allowed more than three earned runs in a game. He currently sports a 3.47 ERA for the Mets.

Jon Niese SP NYM 14 Days

Niese allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in six-plus innings to pick up the win in the Mets' 7-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

Nises cruised through the first six innings, allowing just one run, before running into trouble in the seventh. He allowed two runs and left with the bases loaded and no outs, but Vic Black retired the next three batters with no additional damage. Niese has now tossed back-to-back quality starts for the first time since he went on the disabled list in early-July.

Jon Niese SP NYM 20 Days

Niese picked up his first win since June 28, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six in seven innings, in the Mets' 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Monday.

Niese was nicked only by Darin Ruf's two-run home run but was aided by Juan Lagares throwing out Domonic Brown at the plate to end the seventh inning. For the most part, he was in control throughout and will look to carry this strong result forward to his next start.

Jon Niese SP NYM 24 Days

Niese allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out just two in six innings in the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

With the loss, Niese slipped to 0-4 with a 5.76 ERA since the All-Star break, which is when he came off the disabled list. He landed on the disabled list with shoulder weakness and his velocity has been slow to come around. If Niese doesn't turn it around soon, it would not be surprising to see him land back on the disabled list.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 Month

In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese allowed four earned runs over six innings in the Mets' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Out since early July with shoulder inflammation, Niese punched out six and issued two free passes. The Mariners weren't fooled by his stuff, collecting 11 hits. Regardless, New York is happy to have Niese back, if for no other reason than to showcase him. The left-hander's contract is extremely team-friendly, paying out just $16 million over the next two seasons, with the Mets also in possession of a pair of club options totaling $21 million after that. Outside of a rusty return from layoff, Niese has been remarkably consistent; this was the first time he'd yielded more than three earned runs in a start. Now 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA, Niese heads to Milwaukee this weekend.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 Month

Mets activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle. Before hitting the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, he posted a terrific 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio over his first 103 1/3 frames.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 Month

Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday in Seattle.

Niese has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since June 22. He will return to a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio through his first 103 1/3 innings.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 Months

Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the disabled list. The Mets haven't put an official timetable on Niese's return, but the expectation is that he'll rejoin the rotation on July 21 in Seattle if all goes well.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 Months

Jon Niese (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Mets' rotation on July 21 in Seattle.

That's just one day later than he's eligible to return. Tests have revealed inflammation of the AC joint in Niese's left shoulder, which, all things considered, was good news. The left-hander posted a 2.96 ERA over 17 starts before being placed on the disabled list over the weekend.