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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 Houston|| 5.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 47.0||0||0|| 4.21||0||7||37|
|vs RHB|| 140.2||0||0|| 3.14||0||38||101|
|12/24/2014||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM||Billy Butler, DH OAK|
|12/22/2014||Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM|
Desmond Jennings, CF TB
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
Alex Guerrero, 2B 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|
New delivery helps take strain off Jonathon Niese's shoulder
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(1:21 pm ET) Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Nationals due to inclement weather. Instead, he got to work on his new delivery while throwing 76 pitches in a simulated game, per NJ.com.
Niese made the change last week after he started to experience more shoulder problems. Niese noticed his stride was off. He had been landing toward first base instead of home plate, which caused him to throw across his body. Once he made the change, Niese said the strain on his shoulder went away.
"My shoulder felt great," Niese said after throwing his simulated game. "Today I went out and worked on my stride, same thing I was working on in the bullpen. I felt great.
"Games like these all you're doing is getting your work load in, getting the volume up. You're working on your pitches but the results you really don't care because you're facing the same three or four guys every time."
Mets P Jonathon Niese fans six in win over Cardinals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/19/15) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese struck out six batters and walked none during Thursday's 7-2 win over the Cardinals.
Niese went four innings and gave up one earned run, which came in the third. Kolten Wong led the inning off with a double and he scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly from Matt Carpenter. Niese only gave up three hits during his time on the mound.
Niese's spring training ERA is now 2.61.
Mets' Jonathon Niese: 'I'm 100 percent healthy'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/8/15) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese spoke Sunday about his new arm angle this spring, calling it a byproduct of being "100 percent healthy," NJ.com reports.
"Last year I was just trying to find an angle where it didn't hurt," Niese said about his shoulder. "This year, I'm 100 percent healthy so I'm able to actually work on my mechanics and have proper mechanics."
Niese gave up one run in 2 2/3 innings while throwing 52 pitches in Sunday's start. He said he's using the spring to tinker with his arsenal of pitches.
"Cutting loose on everything," he says. "My cutter and curveball need a little bit more work but there's plenty of time for that."
Niese went 9-11 with a 3.40 ERA and 138:45 K:BB ratio in 187 2/3 innings last season.
Mets' Jonathon Niese impressed by velocity after first intrasquad outing
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters he's impressed with Jonathon Niese's effort and health in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage, per the New York Post.
"His arm angle is much better, more velocity with his arm speed," Collins said. "He spent all winter making sure he was healthy because he doesn't want to go through those shoulder issues, and it has really paid off."
He tossed two shutout innings in his first outing of the spring. Niese, who had two MRI exams on his left arm in spring training last year, was impressed with his velocity this time around.
"My intrasquad last year, I don't think I threw over 80 mph," Niese said. "My shoulder and elbow felt great and my body feels good."
Report: Dillon Gee 'could be traded' by Mets in spring
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/16/15) Mets RHP Dillon Gee was the subject of offseason trade rumors. That's understandable, since he arrived at spring training as one of six established starting pitchers on the Mets' staff.
The other candidates for the Mets' rotation are: LHP Zack Wheeler, 41-year-old RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jon Niese , RHP Jacob deGrom, who won last season's NL Rookie of the Year award and RHP Matt Harvey, returning after missing last year with arm surgery.
A source told ESPN New York that, although there wasn't much trade talk on the first day of camp, Gee "could be traded" during the spring, if the right deal came along.
Colon is also a candidate to be traded to clear the logjam in the starting rotation.
If the team keeps all six pitchers, Gee is the leading candidate to be sent to the bullpen for long relief and the occasional spot start.
Gee was 7-8, with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets last year. In his five MLB seasons, all with the Mets, he's 40-34, 3.91. His last relief appearance was in 2011.
|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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