Jon Niese continued his strong return from mid-season injury, pitching seven strong innings allowing just 2 runs in the Mets 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Niese has posted a 3.06 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP since his return in early August. The Mets anemic offense looks to get a boost from the imminent [...]
Jon was selected by the Mets in the 7th round (209th overall) of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. He was drafted out of Defiance High School in Ohio. The Mets were able to sign him early in July and sent him off to the Gulf Coast League affiliate in Port St. Lucie, Fla. In 2006, he was assigned to Hagerstown. He reached Triple-A after a strong performance in the Eastern League in 2008.
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Jon Niese pitched 7 strong innings allowing just one run and striking out 9, but the Mets offense couldn’t muster anything more than a solo shot by Josh Satin. A blown call and a ninth inning home run spelled tough 4-1 loss for the Mets. Andrelton Simmons singled off Scott Atchison (3-2) with two outs, [...]