Terry Collins told reporters Jon Niese will start the final game of the season on Sunday.
Yesterday, Niese told reporters he wants to and was expecting to start Sunday’s game, but the team had yet to make it official at that time.
Niese allowed two runs in seven innings to the Reds while earning his eighth win of the year on Tuesday – he is 8-8 with a 3.74 ERA in 137 innings this season.
He is 5-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 60 innings over nine starts since returning from the disabled list on August 11.
Michael Baron, ContributorI’m glad Niese wants the ball on Sunday. He’s had an up and down season and missed a lot of time, but he is pitching as well as he ever has in his young career right now, and and even though the game is insignificant in the standings, it’s significant for him and important he shows this kind of desire going forward.