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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Manager Terry Collins said the Mets might be short a pitcher at some point in the NLCS if Jon Niese leaves the team following a death in his family.
Teams can't place players on the bereavement list during the postseason so if Niese leaves the team, they would have to play a man down. A starter for most of the regular season, Niese pitched to one batter in the NLDS. Oct 17 - 4:54 PM

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Logan Verrett will start in Jon Niese's place in Philadelphia this week.

The Mets are shifting Niese to the bullpen now since that's the role he'll be used in come playoff time. The left-hander had posted back-to-back quality starts but overall has been inconsistent this season with a 4.16 ERA and just 112 strikeouts over 173 frames.
Sep 27 - 10:42 AM

Jon Niese shut the Braves out over six innings to pick up the win on Monday.

With Niese's performance, the Mets' magic number falls to seven. The lefty scattered three hits (all singles) and two walks while striking out two. He is carrying a 4.16 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 112/54 K/BB ratio over 173 innings. Niese will face the Reds in Cincinnati next.
Sep 21 - 10:05 PM

Jon Niese posted a quality start in Sunday's no-decision against the Braves, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits over six innings.

Niese struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The Braves burned him for a pair of RBI singles in the third courtesy of Adonis Garcia and Andrelton Simmons, then scored once more in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Michael Bourn. Niese entered the game having allowed 11 runs in his last two starts, so this was a nice rebound outing. He'll carry a 4.31 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into his next start.
Sep 13 - 5:34 PM

Jon Niese allowed five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings Monday in the Mets' win over the Nationals.

Niese ran into big trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning, so Mets manager Terry Collins wisely went with the quick hook. His team then rallied for a massive Labor Day victory in the nation's capital. Niese has been lit up in four straight starts and is currently sitting on a 4.36 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Sep 7 - 4:42 PM

Jon Niese surrendered six runs over five innings, losing to the Phillies on Tuesday.

The Phillies broke out for five runs in the third inning, capped off by a three-run Darin Ruf homer. Ruf added an RBI single in the fifth. Niese allowed seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. The lefty has been subpar in his last three starts, sending his ERA back up to 4.17 with a 1.37 WHIP and a 106/48 K/BB ratio over 157 2/3 innings. Niese will try to turn things around for an important start next week, as he'll make a road start against the Nationals.
Sep 1 - 10:48 PM

Jon Niese posted a quality start in a Saturday no-decision against the Pirates, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

Niese struck out five and walked two in the outing. He also coughed up a pair of home runs. Aramis Ramirez burned him for a two-run homer in the first inning and Gregory Polanco jacked a solo shot in the third inning. Outside of these two mistakes, Niese pitched well. He now holds a 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 96/39 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings. Other Met starters might be more exciting, but Niese's is a solid rotation arm in its own right. He'll head to Coors to face the Rockies in his next start.
Aug 16 - 12:04 AM

Jon Niese got the win on Monday, limiting the Rockies to two runs in seven innings.

Niese was in line for the loss after pitching the top of the seventh inning, but the Mets rallied in the bottom half to take the lead. Both runs came on a Carlos Gonzalez two-run home run in the fourth inning. He gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out five. Niese has put up strong numbers following an ugly May, currently the owner of a 3.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 91/37 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings. He'll face the Pirates at home in his next start.
Aug 10 - 9:42 PM

Jon Niese held the Marlins to one run over seven innings in the Mets' 5-1 win on Tuesday.

Niese gave up a run in the third inning but otherwise kept the Marlins in check. The southpaw allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out six. The strong start was his third such in his last four starts, but he's just 6-9 on the year. Niese will take a 3.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into Monday's start against the Rockies.
Aug 4 - 10:58 PM

Jonathan Niese tossed a solid outing in a Thursday afternoon no-decision against the Padres, allowing one run on six hits over six innings.

Niese left the game holding a 7-1 lead after six innings. The bullpen would allow a whopping seven runs to lose said advantage, but Niese deserved better than an ND. He surrendered an RBI single to Matt Kemp in his final inning of work, but otherwise kept the Padres from touching home plate. After holding a 4.42 ERA on May 30, he's managed to work that down to a 3.63 mark through strong work in June and July. His 1.37 WHIP remains a touch on the high side and as the owner of an 80/36 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings, the strikeouts aren't coming at a mind-blowing pace, but he holds value in deeper NL-only formats. A road date with the Marlins is up next on the lefty's schedule.
Jul 30 - 6:35 PM

Mets activated LHP Jon Niese from the paternity leave list.

Niese will rejoin the rotation on Thursday. He was knocked around in his last start but had been pitching really well before that.
Jul 28 - 6:33 PM

Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the paternity leave list.

He will be away from the club for up to three days. Logan Verett has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.
Jul 25 - 11:38 AM

Jon Niese was blasted for six runs over three innings Friday against the Dodgers.

With his wife close to giving birth, it wasn't clear whether Niese would even be able to make the start. He ended up pitching, but it would be understandable if his mind was elsewhere. The southpaw was knocked around for eight hits, including a pair of home runs. Niese entered Friday's start with a 2.28 ERA over his previous eight outings, so he'll attempt to put this clunker in the rear view mirror next week.
Jul 24 - 10:03 PM

Jon Niese will make his scheduled start for the Mets on Friday.

Niese's wife is in labor, so there's always a chance that Niese could make a quick exit in the ballgame to attend the birth of his child. He'll hopefully give the Mets at least a few solid innings before handing the ball over to the bullpen. He can easily be avoided in DFS tonight.
Jul 24 - 5:20 PM

Jon Niese could be scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Dodgers because his wife is in labor.

The Mets haven't ruled out him making the start yet, but it's up in the air. If Niese is scratched, they'll pull someone out of the bullpen for a spot start.
Jul 24 - 4:13 PM

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