Showing posts with label Jon Niese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jon Niese. Show all posts

Friday, April 18, 2014

Preview: Game 16 - Atlanta Braves (10-5) at New York Mets (8-7) - Harang (2-1) vs Niese (0-1)

Preview: Game 16
Atlanta Braves (10-4) at New York Mets (8-7)
Pitching Probables - Aaron Harang (2-1) 0.96 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-1) 3.46 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM


The New York Mets (8-7) will come home to Citi Field to face the first place Atlanta Braves (10-5) in a three game series. Both Teams have been playing well of late, the Mets have won 3 in a row to finish a 6-3 road trip and the Braves have won 5 out of last 6. The Mets are 2-4 at home this season, while the Braves are 6-3 on the road.

The Mets will open up with Jon Niese, who pitched on April 12th against the Angels and got the no decision. Good News is Niese pitched 7.1 innings, gave up 6 hits, and only giving up 3 earned runs. Niese is 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA vs the Braves in his career. The current Braves combined have given Jon some fits batting .333 (52 for 156) with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's.

Braves Players to watch out for: Jason Heyward is batting .375 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's, Freddie Freeman is batting .333 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's , Dan Uggla is batting .300, and Justin Upton is batting .533 (8 for 15) vs Niese.

The Braves will counter with former Met, Aaron Harang. Harang has opened up the season well going 2-1 with a minuscule 0.96 ERA in three games. Harang in his career he is 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA vs the Mets. The Mets beat Harang on April 8th in Atlanta (4-0). Harang went 6 innings, gave up only 2 hits, gave up 1 earned run, walked 4 , while striking out 9.  Harang last pitched against the Nationals on April 13th where he got the win (10-2). The current Mets combined are batting .351 (39 for 111) with 6 HR's and 21 RBI's.

Mets Players to watch out for: David Wright .458 with 1 HR 7 RBI's, Daniel Murphy .429 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's, Chris Young .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's, Eric Young .625 (5 for 8), Ruben Tejada .500 (6 for 12) vs Harang.

On the flip side: Lucas Duda is batting .167 with 1 HR and 2 RBI's and Curtis Granderson is batting .200 (1 for 5) vs Harang.

Should be a high scoring game, Let's hope the Mets can stay on top!  -  LGM!

Mets Predicted Lineup: Granderson and Young expected back in lineup!
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preview: Game 11 - New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5) - Niese (0-1) vs Weaver (0-2)

Preview: Game 11
New York Mets (4-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-5)
Pitching Probables - Jon Niese (0-1) 3.18 ERA vs Jered Weaver (0-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:05PM


The New York Mets (4-6) look to bounce back against the Anaheim Angels (5-5) Tonight. The Mets will be facing Jered Weaver who has been horrendous of late. Only 3 current Mets have faced him including Curtis Granderson, who is batting .370 (27 AB's) Off Weaver with 5 HR's.  Weaver has been proned to the long ball giving up 4 this season already.

The Mets will counter with Jon Niese, who has pitched well after having a disturbing spring training.  First time out, Hard luck loser Niese pitched 5.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, while striking out 4. Jon has faced the Angels before, he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA vs Anaheim. The current team that has faced him are batting collectively .208 vs Niese with 2 HR's (Albert Pujols / Raul Ibanez). Niese also has struck out 11 of them as well.

Lets see if the Mets can hammer some long balls off Weaver and hopefully Niese can keep improving on what he has done already, LGM!

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Preview: Game 6- Reds at Mets - Simon vs Niese

Preview: Game 6
Cincinnati Reds (1-4) vs New York Mets (2-3)
Pitching Probables - Alfredo Simon vs Jon Niese
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710


Jon Niese will take the mound today against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be his first start of the year and his first off the DL. The Reds have seen Jon Niese over time and thee team is currently batting .267 with 5 HR's and 14 RBI's. Brandon Phillips is one to watch batting .389 with 2 HR's vs Niese. Ryan Ludwick is batting .444 and Todd Frazier is also batting .444 vs Niese. Sluggers Jay Bruce and Joey Votto have had one long ball each vs Niese, but Bruce is batting .154 vs and Votto is batting is .133.

The Mets will be facing a new face in Alfredo Simon. The Mets have had 17 AB's vs him in 3 relief appearances. No one has got a hit off Simon yet.

Niese has to keep the ball in the yard and the Mets have to figure out young Simon.


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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese getting ready for Sunday's Start against Reds

Mets News:

Mets Starter Jon Niese is getting tuned up and appears ready to return from the disabled list Sunday to face the Cincinnati Reds.

Niese logged 4 2/3 innings and tossed 76 pitches in a minor-league intrasquad game Tuesday night in Port St. Lucie, allowing two earned runs, five hits and walking one, while striking out four.

This is Niese's second time pitching on the mound against minor-league competition since receiving a cortisone injection in his pitching elbow.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon throw in minor league games

Mets News:

Jon Niese threw 4.1 innings against the Cardinals Single-A team Thursday on the backfields in St.Lucie. It was the first time he was in game action in ten days when he was forced to leave a game with elbow discomfort.

He threw 57 pitches in a scoreless effort, surrendering three hits and a walk while striking out three. He comfortably sat at 87-89 mph and topped out at 92 mph with his fastball.

Niese expects to repeat the minor-league activity in five days, upping his workload to 75 to 80 pitches. He then would fly to New York in advance of his expected activation from the disabled list for an April 6 start against the Cincinnati Reds.

Bartolo Colon also worked on a back field Thursday, but that was simply intended to have him avoid the Washington Nationals, whom he faces next week for real. Colon allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk in four innings.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets delay rotation decision by paying Matsuzaka $100K

Mets News:

According to multiple sources, The Mets have agreed to pay $100,000 to Daisuke Matsuzaka to preserve the right to have him open the season either in the minors or on the major-league roster.

The payment defers for another turn a decision on whether Matsuzaka or Jenrry Mejia will emerge as the final rotation member.

Mejia is due to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in Montreal, with Matsuzaka pitching at Olympic Stadium the following day.  Essentially, the Canadian Competition for the Mets 5th spot.

The $100,000 payment was an opportunity to delay a rotation decision and also to make sure Jon Niese will be fit for his start on April 6th.

If Jonathon Niese is unable to return from the disabled list for Game 6 of the season, the Mets would need both Mejia and Matsuzaka as starters.

But once Mejia is optioned to minor-league camp, he essentially cannot return the first 10 days of the season, so he could not step up and take that Niese start.

Matsuzaka, based on his status, was required to be informed by noon Tuesday if he had made the big-league roster. Otherwise, the Mets had to give him $100,000 for the right to send him to the minors, or cut him loose.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese throws bullpen session, should be ready for April 6th

Courtesy of ESPN

Mets News:

Jon Niese threw a bullpen session with Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen watching. He threw 45 pitches and said he felt good and should be ready for April 6th against the Cincinnati Reds.

Niese was throwing off a mound for the first time since receiving a cortisone injection last Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to address inflammation in his pitching elbow.

The Mets plan is for Niese to throw 55 to 60 pitches in a minor-league game Thursday, then up that workload five days later. That should set up Niese to face the Cincinnati Reds in the season-opening six-game homestand's finale barring no setbacks..

Pitching in minor-league games until his activation allows the Mets to backdate the DL trip nine days into spring training.

Mets News: Jon Niese to throw Bullpen session on Monday

Mets News:

New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese will test his left elbow on Monday as he will throw first bullpen session since his second stint to the doctor in New York.

The Mets want to prove he is healthy enough to be ready for his 2014 Debut on April 6th, which will be the first day the Mets will need a fifth starter.

The Mets will have insurance in Jenrry Mejia,  if Niese needs more time to build arm strength in Port St. Lucie.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese's MRI shows no structural damage, will resume throwing as soon as Wednesday

Mets News:

Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing a favorable medical examination in New York.

Niese underwent an MRI and was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

He received a cortisone injection in the back of his left elbow to address inflammation but was informed his ligaments are fully intact. He is expected to resume throwing as soon as Wednesday.

Niese departed the Grapefruit League game Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals after two innings and 35 pitches because of elbow discomfort.

As reported , the likelihood is to have Niese open the season on the disabled list, while remaining in Florida to build up his innings count.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese expected to open season on DL

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets Starter Jonathon Niese is expected to open the season on the disabled list.

The Mets do not know the severity of his injury, but if the injury is minor, the Mets plan is to give Niese the extra time in Florida to get ready for the season.

The Mets do not need a fifth starter until April 6, against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. And that would be the day Niese would be eligible to be activated from the disabled list.

Placing Niese on the DL would allow the Mets to carry an extra bench player or, less likely, an extra relief pitcher for the first five games of the season. DL trips can be backdated nine days into spring training.

The Mets unofficial plan is to have either Bartolo Colon or Dillon Gee open up at Citi Field on March 31 against the Washington Nationals..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese leaves game with elbow discomfort

Mets News:

New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese departed Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals after two innings complaining of elbow discomfort, adding doubt about his Opening Day availability.

Niese had been sent to New York for a MRI after complaining about shoulder pain, but the results came back negative. Niese missed two months last season with a rotator-cuff tear, but did not require surgery.

According to reports, Jon Niese could of altered his mechanics which could of lead to the elbow pain.

The good news is Niese topped out at 90 mph during a 35-pitch effort. A scout in attendance said Niese started looking like there was an issue midway through the second inning.

In Niese's last start five days ago, he had only been clocked in the lower 80's which was very alarming to manager Terry Collins, so there was some improvement today, but now a injury has arisen.

Niese had been projected to be the opening day starter, but now assuming Niese opens the season on the disabled list, Jenrry Mejia could join Daisuke Matsuzaka in the rotation, with John Lannan earning a relief role. That trio had been the primary fifth-starter competitors, with Matsuzaka seemingly having the inside track.

The Mets could also have prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard fill a role, who also remain in camp.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese not a lock for opening day start

Mets News:

Jonathon Niese made his first start in spring training since being sent to New York for a MRI, which revealed no structural damage. He did not impress his manager Terry Collins at first, but settled down and pitched ok.

Niese pitched only two innings of work (50 pitches), gave up 6 hits, 4 runs, and 2 walks. His pitches according to Terry Collins were lifeless in the first inning only topping 79-81 MPH. In the second inning he reached the upper 80's and looked much better.

Jon Niese will have to convince the Mets hierarchy that he is ready in his next three starts to pitch opening day or the Mets might have to make an adjustment in the rotation by sending veteran Bartolo Colon or Dillon Gee as reported.

Niese links his sloppiness and velocity problems based on his mechanics and says with repetition he can overcome his problems to get better.

Only time will tell if Niese is ready to take the on March 31st in the opener, but right now it's all up in the air.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese set to pitch Tuesday

Mets News:

According to ESPN NY's Adam Rubin, starting pitcher Jonathon Niese is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.

Niese tossed two innings in Thursday's intrasquad game, which marked his first serious action since being sent to New York on Feb. 26 for an MRI of his pitching shoulder.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell throw in intrasquad game

Mets News:

Not only did starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throw in a intrasquad game, but Jonathon Niese and closer Bobby Parnell also threw in the game as well.

It marked Parnell's first time in a game since undergoing season-ending surgery Sept. 10 to address a herniated disk in his neck.

"I was happy with it," Parnell said. "It's still way early in the spring. There's plenty of time to get it going."

Niese, meanwhile, was facing batters for the first time since being sent to New York for an MRI of his pitching shoulder on Feb. 26.

Niese had missed two months last season with a rotator cuff tear, but the MRI last month merely revealed weakness in a muscle group near the scapula behind the shoulder.

"It's a great feeling to go out there and not feel any pain in your shoulder," Niese said. "It was a great step forward to go out on the mound and feel very close to 100 percent."

Niese, the expected Opening Day starter for a second straight season, tossed two innings Thursday. He said the weakness and discomfort that surfaced early in camp had disappeared.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mets News: MRI says Jon Niese is fine, will resume throwing

Mets News:

An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese's pitching shoulder has come back "clean," and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of days, manager Terry Collins said.

Niese had been sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Wednesday after complaining of shoulder discomfort.

Collins indicated the only issue is some "weakness" with the scapula, in the back of the shoulder. Still, Niese will be permitted to resume throwing this weekend. He will not make his first scheduled Grapefruit League start, though, which had been slated for Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

Mets News: Mets Face Some Injuries Early in Camp

Mets News:

Mets Starting Pitcher Jonathon Niese is being sent to New York for a MRI after complaining of shoulder pain.

Niese indicated that it's a precautionary thing to make sure everything is fine in the shoulder..

Niese landed on the disabled list June 21 with a partial tear in his left rotator cuff. He did not return until Aug. 11.

Manager Terry Collins indicated the issue appears to be in the triceps and not the shoulder. But Niese said: "I guess we will see what the MRI says."

Niese's shoulder, tender early in camp, flared up while throwing his latest batting practice session.

"Batting practice started and he felt fine," Collins said. "And then he threw his second 20 pitches the other day. He just said at the end of it, 'Geez, my arm's just dead. Like, it's dead.'

Also, Bartolo Colon is experiencing tightness in a calf and Eric Young Jr. has tightness in a side.

"He said he was fine," Collins said about Young. "He actually did extra work yesterday. But this time of camp, you just take precautions and make sure they don't push it too hard.

"So I just told Bartolo this morning, 'Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.' He rode the bike all morning. He did all the stuff he always does. I just wanted to get him off his feet. And Eric wanted to be out there. I just said, 'You're going to play this weekend. Let's get ready for the weekend.'"

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese Crampy, Duda at 1B, Wright Rehab on Road, Flores cranky ankles

Mets News and Notes:

Jonathon Niese said the leg issue that prompted Terry Collins to pull the southpaw in the sixth inning on Sunday night was just a left-calf cramp. Niese insisted he will be fine for his next start.

Niese said the issue began earlier in the plate appearance by Bryce Harper, which eventually ended with a walk and him getting pulled.

"I wasn't concerned," Niese said after the 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. "I knew it was a cramp. I actually wanted to stretch it out and finish the inning, but it is what it is."

Niese said he took precautions on the humid night.
Terry Collins and Lucas Duda had a candid conversation after Duda returned from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 24.

"We talked about the situation in the outfield," Collins said. "And he said you, 'You know, I'm a first baseman.' And I said, 'I'm well aware of it.'"

Now, the Mets have the playing time to offer Duda at first base.

Ike Davis is likely lost for the season because of a strained right oblique. Davis will accompany the Mets to Atlanta to take part in the team's Monday night fantasy football draft, after a matinee against the Braves. Davis then will go to New York to have an MRI to get more specifics about the severity of his injury.

Collins figures Duda will perform better at the plate because he is playing a comfortable position rather than the outfield.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Mets News: Jon Niese will be activated on Sunday to face Diamondbacks

Mets News:

Jonathon Niese rejoined the Mets Clubhouse today and pronounced himself ready to be activated from the disabled list Sunday to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Niese made his third rehab start Tuesday, this time with Double-A Binghamton. He logged five innings and tossed 80 pitches. The southpaw estimated he could throw about 95 pitches in his major league return.

"Everything felt good," Niese said. "I should be ready for Sunday."

The Mets will resume employing a six-man once Niese returns.

Niese said he hopes the partial tear of the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder will fully heal with idle time during the offseason. He plans to do additional exercises to strengthen the muscle.

"I'm going to do a lot more rotator-cuff exercises, shoulder exercises, keeping it stronger, obviously to help prevent anything like this happening again," Niese said. "... It will eventually heal, they told me. That's probably something where the time this offseason will take to heal it. As for now, it's pretty much just keeping it strong, keeping the inflammation down. So far, so good."

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/6: Jon Niese pitches five innings - strikes-out six, Cory Vaughn has six RBI's in double header

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/6:

AAA - MEMPHIS 5, LAS VEGAS 3: Francisco Pena delivered a three-run homer in the seventh against Sam Freeman, but that was not enough to overcome a 5-0 deficit. The 51s produced only five hits -- two from third baseman Zach Lutz. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed one run in five innings. Reliever D.J. Mitchell issued three walks while recording two outs and was charged with three runs. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ALTOONA 1: Cory Vaughn tallied six RBIs in the sweep and Mark Cohoon tossed a complete game in the nightcap as Binghamton moved to a franchise-best 29 games over .500. Vaughn drove in four runs in Game 1 -- his first game as a B-Met since June 2. Rehabbing Jon Niese threw five innings and earned the victory. Niese’s rehab start got off on the wrong foot. Alen Hanson hit a hard groundball down the left-field line to start the game. He scored two batters later on a single by Gregory Polanco. In the bottom half, Daniel Muno walked and Travis d'Arnaud doubled. Mel Rojas Jr. misplayed the ball, allowing Muno to score. In the second, Niese walked two as the Curve took a 2-1 lead. Binghamton answered in the third. Josh Rodriguez started a two-out rally with a double. Allan Dykstra walked and Vaughn belted a three-run homer. Travis Taijeron had a solo homer in the fourth. Vaughn added an RBI double an inning later. Niese allowed two runs on four hits, but struck out six. Adam Kolarek contributed two scoreless relief innings.

In Game 2, Cohoon threw a complete game and scattered four hits. Binghamton scored all six of its runs in the first three innings, with Vaughn adding two RBIs. Binghamton jumped on Zack Dodson, who was making his Double-A debut. After Dodson walked the first two batters of the game, Vaughn tied the score with an RBI single. Rhyne Hughes followed with an RBI single for a 2-1 lead. In the second, Vaughn plated Wilfredo Tovar on a sacrifice fly. In the third, Blake Forsythe had an RBI double and Tovar added a sacrifice fly. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, Cohoon retired 12 straight until he gave up a two-out single in the fifth. The lefty allowed two more hits in the seventh, but did not allow a run. Box 1, Box 2

Friday, August 02, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/1: Dustin Lawley hits 2 HR's, Jon Niese Pitches 4 scoreless innings for St.Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/1:

AAA - NASHVILLE 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Giancarlo Alvarado surrendered one run in 6 1/3 innings. Jack Leathersich was charged with three eighth-inning runs. The 51s (60-51) mustered only four hits against Chris Narveson and three relievers. Box

AA - ALTOONA 2, BINGHAMTON 1 (13 innings): Adam Kolarek suffered the loss in his third inning of relief, on a one-out RBI single in the 13th. B-Mets starter Erik Goeddel had surrendered only one run, unearned, in 6 1/3 innings. Box

A+- ST. LUCIE 10, TAMPA 4: Dustin Lawley homered twice and drove in five runs. Jon Niese pitched four scoreless innings on a major league rehab assignment. He allowed two hits while walking one and striking out four. Niese tossed 50 pitches (32 strikes). Lawley hit a two-run homer in the first to give the Mets the lead. The Mets (58-46) scored five times with two outs in the inning. Matt Reynolds had a bases-loaded two-run single. Robbie Shields added an RBI single. Lawley launched a three-run homer in the second to extend the lead to 8-0. Lawley leads the Florida State League with 23 homers and 82 RBIs. T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI double in his fourth game with St. Lucie on a major league rehab assignment. Hansel Robles picked up the win despite allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in four innings. Cody Satterwhite struck out the side in the ninth. Box

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