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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday in Seattle.

Niese has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since June 22. He will return to a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio through his first 103 1/3 innings.
Jul 18 - 6:53 PM

Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the disabled list. The Mets haven't put an official timetable on Niese's return, but the expectation is that he'll rejoin the rotation on July 21 in Seattle if all goes well.
Jul 13 - 11:40 AM

Jon Niese (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Mets' rotation on July 21 in Seattle.

That's just one day later than he's eligible to return. Tests have revealed inflammation of the AC joint in Niese's left shoulder, which, all things considered, was good news. Niese resumed a throwing program on Thursday. The left-hander posted a 2.96 ERA over 17 starts before being placed on the disabled list over the weekend.
Jul 10 - 6:12 PM

Jon Niese was diagnosed with inflammation of the AC joint in his left shoulder following an MRI and X-rays.

Niese was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with what was termed as a left shoulder strain. The hope is that anti-inflammatory medication will enable him to rejoin the Mets rotation when the second half begins. Still, given the number of arm issues he has dealt with over the past year, that's far from a guarantee.
Jul 7 - 5:32 PM

Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 5, with a left shoulder strain.

Niese left his last outing after being hit in the back by a line drive, but it's his shoulder that's sending him to the DL. The left-hander has seen his velocity drop in recent starts and might be dealing with fatigue. Niese will surely undergo an MRI and/or other exams before it's determined how long he might be out.
Jul 6 - 12:24 PM

The Mets are more concerned about a shoulder issue Jon Niese is dealing with rather than a sore back that forced him from Friday's start.

Niese was hit by a line drive in back during Friday's outing, forcing him to exit after just 12 pitches. However, he's apparently been battling a shoulder issue that's caused a dip in velocity in recent starts. No official announcement has been made, but the Mets are expected to place the left-hander on the DL. "He’s got a bruise and he’s talked about some other issues," manager Terry Collins said Saturday. "We’ll see how he is tomorrow when it’s time for him to throw again." Niese dealt with shoulder weakness in spring training and missed nearly two months last season with a partially torn rotator cuff.
Jul 6 - 9:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
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