Jon Niese to start in Binghamton tonight

Jon Niese 3 polaroidJon Niese will start for Double-A Binghamton tonight against Altoona at NYSEG Stadium, the Mets announced.

He was previously scheduled to pitch for Single-A Brooklyn tonight.

Update – 7:30 PM: Niese completed his outing with Binghamton and allowed two runs and four hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings.

He last started on August 1 for Single-A St. Lucie and allowed two hits in four innings. Overall, Niese has allowed a run on five hits in two rehab starts with St. Lucie and the GCL Mets.

Niese has been on the disabled list since June with a partially torn rotator cuff – he is 3-6 with a 4.32 ERA in 14 starts this season.