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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|| 11.1||0||0|| 3.18||0||3||10|
|vs RHB|| 37.0||0||0|| 3.89||0||10||18|
|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 P Jonathon Niese struggles in loss to Pirates
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6:31 pm ET) 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.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese throws seven strong innings to earn victory
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/9/15) Mets starter Jonathon Niese (3-2) did not allow an earned run and fanned six batters in seven innings of work to defeat the Phillies on Saturday.|
The Phillies did all their damage in the sixth inning, using a leadoff error to open the door to plate both of their unearned runs.
"I felt good with all of my pitches," Niese said to ESPN.com. "I was able to get my curveball over when I needed to."
It's Niese's second straight strong start as he gave up just one run in seven innings but took the hard-luck loss in his previous outing.
"Well, my pitch count was down, and we have three innings left after the sixth," Niese said about being allowed to bat. "I thought it was the right move. It's much appreciated, that's for sure."
Neise is now 5-0 in his last seven starts against the Phillies.
Neise's next start is scheduled for Thursday in Chicago against the Cubs.
|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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