Jon Niese’s final start of the season will be on Friday

Terry Collins told reporters Jon Niese will make his final start of the season this Friday night in Atlanta.

In 29 starts this season, Niese is 12-9 with a 3.49 ERA in 183 1/3 innings this season.

Michael Baron, Contributor

I was hoping Niese might be able to get to 200 innings this season, but he is going to fall a little short. No matter, it has been an outstanding season for Niese, a season in which he’s grown as a “pitcher,” and begun to fulfill his potential as a top-of-the-rotation hurler.