Jon Niese will start in the season finale on Sunday, he told reporters before Thursday’s game.
Terry Collins told reporters he had yet to talk to Niese about pitching Sunday. He would like to see him throw and get a sense of how Niese feels first before making an official decision.
4:04 pm: “Tell my fantasy owners they can start me,” Niese said, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
Niese is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.445 WHIP this season. He has a 3.00 ERA since returning from the disabled list in mid-August.