Jon Niese has been fantastic this season

Posted: June 7, 2014 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inmanima

After starting the year on the disabled list, Jon Niese was the forgotten man in the Mets starting rotation.  He still seems to be flying under the radar as he is currently putting up his most impressive season to date. The left-hander has gone 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA in 12 starts this season.

Niese hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 12 starts in 2014. Niese’s issue in the past has been throwing too many pitches early in the game and not being able to give the Mets much length. Niese has gone seven innings in three of his last four starts.

Last weekend in Philly the Mets needed Niese to go deep in the ballgame badly after all the extra inning games. Niese delivered his longest outing of the year going eight innings, giving up just two runs on 91 pitches in a game the Mets would win 4-3 in 11 innings.

Niese probably won’t garner all-star consideration because of his lack of wins. In today’s game there are so many great pitchers that you really need the wins to just get yourself noticed ahead of all the great competition.

Somehow Niese’s 2.68 ERA is 11th in the National League.

Niese was fantastic again Friday night vs. the Giants but the Mets offense couldn’t muster up more than two runs, in what turned into a no-decision for Jon during the Mets 4-2 loss down in the Bay area.

If Niese stays healthy this looks to be his best statistical year in what is now part of his seventh big league season.

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