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49 Jonathon Niese SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 10/27/1986 | Birthplace: Lima, OH | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 63/30 | Average Draft Position: 213.36
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Jonathon Niese sunk by an error Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese was hurt by an error Friday against the Dodgers.

Niese allowed five runs, two earned, on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three during the outing. Niese gave up his earned runs in the third and fifth innings. The seventh inning proved to be problematic. Niese recorded the first two out quickly via the strikeout. With two outs in the inning, Niese gave up a triple to Dee Gordon. After a Yasiel Puig walk, Adrian Gonzalez reached on a throwing error. Niese was pulled at that point. The two runs he left on base managed to score on a double. Both runs were charged to Niese, though they were unearned runs. 

With the loss, Niese dropped to 7-9. He’ll take on the Braves in his next start.


Jonathon Niese strikes out six in win vs. Cubs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese earned a win Saturday, surrendering three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings and striking out six-plus in his team's 7-3 victory over the Cubs.

Niese (7-8) gave up a solo home run in the fifth inning and another with no outs in the top of the seventh, then followed up the second home run with four straight singles to bring the second run home and end his night. Niese owns a 3.50 ERA and 102:39 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Friday.


Jonathan Niese breaks losing streak by shutting down Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese did something Monday afternoon that he had not done in six weeks - he won a game.

Niese must love Pennsylvania - his last victory came in Pittsburgh and his most recent in Philadelphia. He held the Phillies to two earned runs on five hits in seven innings with three walks and six strikeouts. His outing was marred only by a two-run homer off the bat of Darin Ruf.

The fine performance ended a slump in which he allowed 16 runs on 33 hits in 25 innings. He will try to take his momentum and run with it Saturday against the Cubs.


Jonathon Niese surrenders six runs in loss vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese took a loss Wednesday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings and striking out two in his team's 7-1 defeat against the Nationals.

Niese (5-8) has now lost four straight starts, though Monday's dud was his first time allowing more than four earned runs this season. He gave up three runs in the first inning alone, two on a home run, and surrendered a three-run home run in his sixth and final frame. Niese owns a 3.51 ERA and 90:34 K:BB ratio in 128 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Monday.


Jonathon Niese pitches eight innings in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese was pegged with the loss Friday night at home against the Giants, dropping to 5-7 on the season. The southpaw went eight innings and allowed five runs -- two earned -- on nine hits and no walk while striking out four in a 5-1 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Niese has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 20 starts (122 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday in Washington.

Jonathon Niese surrenders three runs in loss vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese took a loss Saturday after giving up three earned runs on five hits and two walks in five innings and striking out four in his team's

Niese (5-6) cruised through four innings but gave up all three runs and four of his five hits in the fifth. He has taken a loss in both of his post-break starts and now owns a 3.23 ERA and 84:32 K:BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings. Niese is slated to face the Giants Friday.


Jonathon Niese drops back to .500


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese was not at his best Monday night against the Mariners in Seattle, dropping to 5-5 on the year. The left-hander, who was removed from his last start on July 4 after 12 pitches, permitted four runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 5-2 defeat.

Over his last five starts covering 24 1/3 innings, Niese has allowed 14 earned runs. He owns a 3.13 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 18 starts (109 1/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Milwaukee.

Mets activate Jonathon Niese, DFA Buddy Carlyle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The Mets announced a pair of roster moves prior to Monday's game against the Mariners. The team activated left-hander Jonathon Niese from the disabled list, who will start in Seattle, and designated right-hander Buddy Carlyle for assignment.

Jonathon Niese returning Monday at Seattle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) The Mets made it official Sunday by announcing starting pitcher Jonathon Niese will make his return from a shoulder injury Monday at Seattle. Niese is 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 17 starts this season.

Jonathon Niese able to get through bullpen session Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese was able to get through another bullpen session Friday, according to ESPN.

Niese declared himself ready to return following the session. He's expected to pitch Monday against the Mariners. Niese has a 2.96 ERA over 103 1/3 innings. He's attempting to come back from a shoulder issue. 


Jonathon Niese on track to return for second series after break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (shoulder) made it through his bullpen session unscathed Sunday, according to ESPN. Niese remains on track to make his return during a series at Seattle July 21-23.

Jonathon Niese to throw Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese will throw Sunday, and if all goes well, he could still make his return the following Sunday against the Padres, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Niese was removed from his start on July 4 after just 12 pitches when a line drive struck him in his side before being placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain. He owns a 2.96 ERA and 74:28 K:BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings.


Jonathon Niese unlikely to return against San Diego


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese is unlikely to return against the Padres, according to MLB.com.

Niese was expected to be ready for the team's first series, but will likely return the following Monday. If he returns Monday, his first start will come against the Mariners. Niese is dealing with inflammation in his shoulder. He has a 2.96 ERA over 103 1/3 innings. 


MRI reveals AC joint inflammation for Jonathon Niese


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese underwent an MRI on his left shoulder Monday, which revealed inflammation in the AC joint in the top of his shoulder, according to ESPN.com.

Niese will take anti-inflammatory medication, and still plans on missing just one start. Niese told ESPN.com he expects to be back in the rotation during the team's series in San Diego after the All-Star break.


Jonathon Niese lands on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) The Mets announced Sunday they placed starting pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list.

Niese left his start Friday against the Rangers after he was struck by a line drive in the midsection in the first inning. However, the Mets placed Niese on the disabled list due to a left shoulder strain.

"You don't need radar guns to tell you there's something going on here," manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "This guy lives and dies with that good two-seamer and his cutter, and his crisp breaking ball, and we haven't seen that in two starts."

The Mets have not announced a replacement for Niese in the rotation, but it is expected to be Dillon Gee, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a lat injury.


Report: Jonathon Niese could end up on DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese might end up having to go on the disabled list, according to a report by ESPN.com Saturday.

Niese left his start Friday after taking a line drive off the side, and ESPN.com reports the injury could keep him out through the All-Star break. However, the report also indicates that Niese does not agree with the expected decision, an was in fact hoping to move his next start up, to get two in before the break.

Along with the bruise on his side, Niese's shoulder is apparently a source of concern for the Mets, with his velocity down this season. Niese will throw Sunday before a decision is officially made.

"He's talked about some other issues," manager Terry Collins said. "We'll see how he is [Sunday] when it's time for him to throw again."


X-rays come back negative for Jonathon Niese


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese underwent X-rays, which came back negative, according to MLB.com. Niese was removed from his start after only 12 pitches, after taking a line drive off the midsection. His status remains uncertain for Wednesday's start against Atlanta.

Jonathon Niese leaves after line shot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese left after just 12 pitches Friday against the Rangers, after taking a line drive off the midsection.

Niese allowed a leadoff home run to open the game, and was gone just two batters later. Alex Rios hit a line drive back at Niese, who was forced to leave after trainers checked up on him.

At this point, the extent of the injury is not yet known, but it obviously puts Niese's availability for Wednesday against the Braves in some question. 


Mets don't plan to trade Jonathon Niese


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman he isn't sure if New York will be buyers or sellers as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. However, Alderson said starting pitcher Jonathon Niese won't be on the move this summer.

"We like Jonathon. He's the only lefty in the rotation," Alderson said. "We'd be hard-pressed to trade Niese."


Jonathon Niese gets over .500 vs. Pirates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese won his second start in a row Saturday, as he took down the Pirates, 5-3.

Niese tossed his sixth quality start in a row, allowing three runs over six innings in the win. He gave up seven hits and three walks in the outing, while striking out five batters on 98 pitches.

Niese got over .500 for the first time all season Saturday, as his record now stands at 5-4. He carries a 2.88 ERA into his next start, set for Friday against the Rangers. 


Jonathon Niese turns in quality start Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese turned in a quality start Sunday against the Marlins.

Niese ran into trouble at various points in the contest, but was able to battle it out against Miami. He allowed three runs on six hits over six innings of work. Niese struck out four and walked two. 

Niese was actually tossing a shutout until the sixth, when the Marlins' bats came alive. Niese allowed four hits and two walks during the inning, which resulted in all three runs coming across. He managed to get out of the inning, but was taken out prior to the start of the seventh. 

The win brings Niese to 4-4 on the year. His next start will come against the Pirates.


Jonathon Niese takes loss Tuesday vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese took a loss Tuesday after giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk in six innings and striking out three in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Cardinals.

Niese (3-4) has given up three earned runs or fewer in every start this season, but he's only managed to secure one win since the beginning of May. He owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 65:23 K:BB ratio in 91 innings. Niese is scheduled to face the Marlins Sunday.


Mets GM: Jonathon Niese 'part of long-term plan'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told MLB Network Radio Sunday starting pitcher Jonathon Niese "is part of the long-term plan." Alderson added the Mets are "not anxious to part with him."

Jonathon Niese looks sharp in no-decision vs. Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Mets starter Jonathon Niese put together a dominant outing Thursday night against the Brewers, but failed to factor into a no-decision. The left-hander yielded one run on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over 7 2/3 innings of a 5-1 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 28 1/3 innings, Niese has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 2.54 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP through 13 starts (85 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday at St. Louis.

Jonathon Niese solid again, still takes no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Mets starter Jonathon Niese put together yet another strong performance Friday, but was matched each step of the way by Matt Cain, in a 4-2 loss to the Giants.

Niese settled for a no-decision in the game, though he did have a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. He could not make the lead stand up, as he allowed the Giants to tie it in the bottom half of the frame, extending his winless streak to three starts.

Niese limited the Giants to two runs in seven innings of work total, on five hits. He also walked just one batter while striking out three and throwing 94 pitches.  

Niese has now allowed three or fewer runs in each of his 12 starts this season, while going at least six innings in nine of them. Despite his solid 2.68 ERA, Niese is just 3-3 heading into his next outing, set for Thursday against the Brewers.