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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||10.00||0.00||3.75||1.29||128.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 12.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||3||10|
|vs RHB|| 41.0||0||0|| 4.39||0||14||24|
|12/24/2014||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM||Billy Butler, DH OAK|
|12/22/2014||Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM|
Desmond Jennings, LF TB
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Alex Guerrero, LF LAD
|Billy Butler, DH OAK|
Rymer Liriano, RF SD
Kyle Hendricks, SP CHC
|12/21/2014||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM|
Rio Ruiz, 3B ATL
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
Mets planning to use six-man rotation into August
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Once Dillon Gee joins the Mets rotation after his last rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton, the team plans to go to a six-man rotation through at least early August, pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday.
Warthen said the goal is to have the starters make roughly 30 starts instead of the usual 33 during the regular season. The team also wants to be conservative with some of the younger arms -- Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The other two pitchers in the rotation are veterans Bartolo Colon and Jonathon Niese.
"It is better for the player. It's better for the organization, at least, until we get to where we feel like we have plenty of innings left in September and still have the possibility of innings left in October," Warthen said, per ESPN.
"Our No. 1 concern is our pitchers, and our pitchers staying healthy. We have some other [young] ones -- [prospect Steven] Matz is coming along. We're going to have Syndergaard here, deGrom here, Harvey here. Those are the guys who are the big concerns. As for the other guys, they have to go along with it. It's going to only prolong their careers. From the organization's standpoint, from my standpoint, I think it's a smart thing to do."
Mets P Jonathon Niese struggles in loss to Pirates
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese lasted just a season-low 4 2/3 innings in Sunday afternoon's 9-1 loss to the Pirates.
Niese was rocked for four earned runs on seven hits. He threw a whopping 104 pitches during his time in the game, striking out six batters and walking four. He now holds an ERA of 4.08 this season.
However, Niese's ERA over his past three starts is a woeful 9.00.
Despite his recent issues on the mound, Niese, who has endured shoulder issues of late, said he felt the healthiest in a long time out there against Pittsburgh.
"I feel great," Niese said, via ESPN.com. "The crazy thing is this is the best I've felt in a real long time. The results aren't there."
Niese is now 3-5 this season.
Manager: Loss of two-seamer hurting Mets SP Jonathon Niese
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) In a mere two starts, Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has gone from one of the hottest starters in the sport to one of the coldest.
And Terry Collins believes he has an explanation.
Niese was brilliant into early May. He was 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA after six outings. He was allowing baserunners, but consistently escaping jams. But in his last two starts - both defeats - he has allowed 14 runs on 17 hits in 11 1/3 innings. His ERA has skyrocketed to 3.72.
Collins offered to NJ.com that the struggles are a result of Niese losing his two-seam fastball, likely because of a grip issue.
It has certainly resulted in fewer swings-and-misses. Niese has just three strikeouts in his last two starts combined after fanning 25 in his first 37 innings pitched.
Jonathon Niese suffers loss for Mets
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Mets starter Jonathon Niese gave up eight runs on 11 hits over five innings, falling to 3-4 with a loss to Arizona on Tuesday.
Niese walked one, struck out one and allowed a home run. His ERA stands at 3.72.
Niese's next start will be Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Mets' Jonathon Niese gives up six in loss
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Mets starter Jonathon Niese dropped to 3-3 with a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
Niese gave up six runs, four earned, on six hits, including a home run. He walked one and struck out two. Niese threw 90 pitches, 56 strikes.
"Just nothing went right," Niese said. "It was just kind of a mixture between everything -- bad luck, bad pitches. It's unfortunate. Our offense did a good job, got us a lead. It's unfortunate that we gave it up."
Niese's next start is Tuesday, against St. Louis.
|2014 summary: Jonathon Niese bounced back from a 2013 season that was dampened by a shoulder injury, and he provided the Mets with 187 2/3 innings over 30 starts, even though he had to contend with a shoulder strain. The seven-year veteran had to make the best of reduced velocity, and he coped by throwing strikes and pitching to contact. The approach was largely successful; Niese cut back on his walks, improved his efficiency and finished with a 3.40 ERA. A lack of run support (3.5 runs per nine innings) left Niese with a 9-11 record.|
Playing time status: Though he is the lone lefty in the Mets' rotation, Niese could be a candidate to be moved this offseason. He has never made more than 30 starts in a season, though, so he probably won't provide a high innings total for the Mets or another team.
2015 outlook: Though Niese did a good job of preventing runs last season, two straight years of shoulder problems along with last season's velocity drop raise plenty of questions for 2015. Standard mixed league owners should look elsewhere for late-round pitching bargains because Niese is best saved for deeper formats.
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