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Jon Niese pitched well in his season debut

Jon Niese returned from the disabled and lasted 5 ²/₃ innings in his season debut Sunday, allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts against the Reds.

“Nothing can duplicate pitching on a big-league mound,” Niese said after the game. “It’s a great feeling. It’s great to be back.”


“Niese pitched sharply and with urgency, as if he wanted to last as long as he could,” writes reporter Tim Rohan >> Read more in the New York Times.

“Niese survived the day, physically and competitively, rather nicely,” according to reporter John Jeanesonne >> Read more in Newsday.

Reporter Jared Diamond said Niese finally looked like the solid left-hander who two Aprils ago signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract >> Read more in the Wall Street Journal.




7 comments
mets69
mets69

Niese and all the starters better get used to this kind of game.... don't have high hopes for the Atlanta series..... we'll see how Colon handles himself.... 

Are the Wilpons getting a kick back from the TJ surgeon or are the trainers just plain incompetent.... 3 TJ series in less than 6 months.... what's up with that.... I know that it is rampant all over MLB but it does not look good for the future of any pitcher to be honest.... something is fundamentally wrong.... maybe they are pitching too hard.... maybe they are  starting too young...are they not taking the legal  "drugs" that were available before all the PED scandals.... who knows.... but TJ surgery has become an epidemic throughout baseball.... lots of money going into elbows and arms that break down on a regular basis.... not good for the players or the game....  maybe the league should be looking at that....

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Those canines weren't the only dogs we saw on the field Sunday. Those final four AB's were absolutely PAINFUL.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Mets have to go 88-68 to get to 90 wins.  Lets Goi Mets!

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

I was terrified he'd come out throwing 85 MPH batting practice, but he looked surpringly sharp.

The rotation looks infinitely better with a healthy Niese.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Extremely encouraging, I honestly thought he was going to pull a Parnell and either be ineffective or be pulled out after 2 innings considering his past injury history and the mets luck

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Such a shame when good pitching goes to waste. Just ask Seaver, Koosman, Gentry, Ryan,  McAndrew, Matlack etc.