Niese to get start Monday, Matsuzaka to pen

Jon NieseJon Niese will come off the DL on Monday and make his turn in the rotation against the Mariners in Seattle.  Daisuke Matsuzaka is officially out of the rotation with the move. Matsuzaka will move to the bullpen and is available for Sunday’s series finale against the Padres.


Niese went on the DL with a left-shoulder strain on July 6th and with the All-Star break missed only one start. Niese is 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA. Matsuzaka has started nine games for the Mets this season in spot starts. He is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 26 games. Matsuzaka is 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA in nine starts. Manager Terry Collins met with Matsuzaka Sunday morning to break the news (ESPN, July 20).

“I don’t feel it’s something to comment on. I’m just going to pitch where I’m told and it’s done,” Matsuzaka said through an interpreter via ESPN. 

Niese  threw a bullpen on Friday and said he was ready to pitch (Metsblog, July 18).


   




22 comments

thanks Niese, Matsuzaka deserves better treatment then that 

Craig Jacobson
Craig Jacobson

After the comments he made about us fans not supporting the team he better throw 8 innings of no run, 3 hit ball and 12k. Let's see if he can put his arm where his mouth is??

Max Meyer
Max Meyer

Will the offense bother to get a hit before the 8th?

Barry Kresge Jr
Barry Kresge Jr

it will be nice to have matsuzaka back in the pen. For that long relief pitcher that we havn't really had since he's been a starter!

steve333
steve333

They should let Dice stay a starter and use him as trade bait

Marco Antonio S
Marco Antonio S

Doesn't matter how they lose Collins he always will find a excuse !! Bottom of line !! Terry Collins never was a winner coach in his coaching life ! So fire Collins !!

James M Tinto
James M Tinto

won't really matter as long as twit boy Collins is still the manager

Galen Dubey
Galen Dubey

every time this team reels us back in reality is right around the corner to slap us in the face bad loss today you had to beat the padres & take this series

Junior Rafael
Junior Rafael

Hope he be on his a game now he can put his talking about us not supporting the team..let's go mets!!

Jack Sanchez
Jack Sanchez

If we can't win a series against the Padres we have a problem.Here comes the typical second half fall for us

Gilberto Mendez
Gilberto Mendez

Mets are not exciting to watch must make thier trades before the deadline or they might end up in last place.

Jersey Joe
Jersey Joe

Fat guy falls off mound. Old story.

Michael Brett
Michael Brett

Typical Mets, One step Forward Two steps back.

Sandy Decker
Sandy Decker

Maybe he won't be so clumsy to lose a game

J Merritt
J Merritt

What's with all the wayward commas in these articles...?

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Given the fact that both Gee and Niese are both coming off the DL, why not a six man rotation for one week!