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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jon Niese was removed from the sixth inning of Friday's start against the Astros due to an elevated heart rate.
While it sounds very serious, the Mets don't believe it to be a major issue and were simply taking a precautionary approach. It's certainly encouraging news that his departure wasn't injury related. He finishes his 2014 campaign with a 9-11 record, 3.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 138/45 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings of work. Sep 26 - 9:13 PM

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Jon Niese was removed from Friday's start against the Astros in the sixth inning due to an apparent injury.

Niese had fired 5 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out four before departing. It's unclear exactly the cause or severity of the injury, but he walked off the field and into the clubhouse with the team trainer. The Mets should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sep 26 - 8:58 PM

John Niese allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Braves.

Niese struck out five and walked one, scattering seven hits over his eight and a third innings. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run single in the eighth to put a dent in Niese's line, but otherwise he held the Braves down. This season, Niese has been serviceable in a slightly-above-average way for the Mets. His ERA sits at 3.50 and his WHIP at 1.29. Batters are hitting .271 against the lefty. He'll take those numbers into a showdown with the Astros next weekend in his final start of the season.
Sep 20 - 10:31 PM

Jon Niese was terrific Sunday but was saddled with a loss, going seven innings and allowing two runs against the Nationals.

Niese cruised through six scoreless frames, but the Nats finally got to him in the seventh with an infield single and a Wilson Ramos home run. The left-hander struck out seven on the day while yielded six hits and no walks. Niese will take a 3.55 ERA into Atlanta next weekend.
Sep 14 - 4:09 PM

Jon Niese yielded one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings Monday in the Mets' 3-2 victory over the Rockies on Monday.

Niese wasn't involved in the decision after leaving a 1-1 tie. The Mets rallied for two off LaTroy Hawkins in the ninth, with Wilmer Flores delivering the game-winning sac fly. Niese ended up striking out seven and walking one in what could be considered his best outing since coming off the DL in July. He hadn't struck out as many as seven batters since fanning eight Brewers on June 12.
Sep 8 - 10:29 PM

Jon Niese earned his eighth win of the season, yielding six runs over six innings on Tuesday against the Marlins.

The Marlins had no problems squaring up the lefty, who gave up 10 hits -- including a two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton -- while walking none and striking out four. The Mets were able to provide plenty of run support, however. Niese has had mixed results since returning from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break, sporting a 4.97 ERA in nine starts. Overall, he has a 3.68 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 115/43 K/BB ratio. Niese will take the hill at home against the Rockies on Monday next.
Sep 2 - 10:43 PM

Jon Niese suffered his 10th loss of the season, allowing three runs over 7 1/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Braves on Thursday.

Niese had been struggling in the second half following his return from the disabled list, posting a 4.63 ERA in his last seven starts entering Thursday's outing. The Braves tallied nine hits and a walk, but were only able to push across the three runs, two of which scored in the eighth. Niese also struck out five on the evening. The lefty has a 3.48 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 111/43 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's road start against the Marlins.
Aug 28 - 9:51 PM

Jon Niese allowed five runs (two earned) over six-plus innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

This wasn't an impressive outing, but we're pleased to report Niese kept the Dodgers in the yard. He came into the evening having coughed up five homers over his last 19 innings after yielding only five over the 65 2/3 frames before that. Niese, now 7-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, gets the Braves next week.
Aug 23 - 12:53 AM

Jon Niese pitched six innings of three-run ball in the Mets 7-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday.

Niese allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out six over his six innings of work. The win pushed his record to 7-8. These are the sorts of boringly quality starts we've come to expect from Niese, who generally occupies the creamy middle of allowing three to five runs an outing. Niese doesn't generally do worse than five, but you'd be pleasantly surprised if he allowed less than three. All of this adds out to a perfectly serviceable 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, along with a 96/37 K/BB ratio over 135+ innings.
Aug 16 - 11:28 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jon Niese and Curtis Granderson of the Mets have cleared revocable waivers.

Both are now eligible to be traded to any team this month. Granderson was expected to clear waivers given his large contract, but Niese is a bit of a surprise. Teams will surely give them a call this month, though the Mets would surely prefer to deal Bartolo Colon first. It's unclear whether Colon has been put on waivers yet.
Aug 11 - 4:24 PM

Jon Niese limited the Phillies to two runs over seven innings Monday to earn his sixth win of 2014.

Niese walked three, but he gave up only five hits in the solid outing. The two runs he allowed came on a Darin Ruf homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. Niese will carry a 6-8 record, 3.46 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home against the Cubs.
Aug 11 - 4:02 PM

Jon Niese struggled in six innings of work Wednesday against the Nationals, surrendering six runs.

Five of the six runs came on home runs: a two-run shot to Adam LaRoche in the first inning, and a three-run blast to Danny Espinosa in the sixth. The Nats collected eight hits and a pair of walks against the lefty, who finished the night with two strikeouts. Niese has been shaky on the mound lately, and now owns a 3.51 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 90/34 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound next Monday in a road start against the Phillies.
Aug 6 - 9:51 PM

Jon Niese allowed five runs (three earned) over eight-plus innings in a loss to the Giants on Friday night.

The Giants were very aggressive against Niese, who ended up throwing just 87 pitches. The southpaw dug a hole for himself by committing an error in the second inning, which opened the door for two runs to score. He has now lost three straight starts since coming off the disabled list while seeing his ERA go from 2.88 to 3.23. He'll face the Nationals on the road next week.
Aug 1 - 9:41 PM

In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese allowed four earned runs over six innings in the Mets' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Out since early July with shoulder inflammation, Niese punched out six and issued two free passes. The Mariners weren't fooled by his stuff, collecting 11 hits. Regardless, New York is happy to have Niese back, if for no other reason than to showcase him. The left-hander's contract is extremely team-friendly, paying out just $16 million over the next two seasons, with the Mets also in possession of a pair of club options totaling $21 million after that. Outside of a rusty return from layoff, Niese has been remarkably consistent; this was the first time he'd yielded more than three earned runs in a start. Now 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA, Niese heads to Milwaukee this weekend.
Jul 22 - 1:05 AM

Mets activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle. Before hitting the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, he posted a terrific 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio over his first 103 1/3 frames.
Jul 20 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez