Tagged: Jonathan Niese

Niese Down, Figgy Up

After the game Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets have sent Jonathan Niese to triple-A Buffalo after his 5 run, 4 2/3 innings in today’s game. Rubin says that the Mets will replace Niese with Nelson Figueroa. Rubin also said that he would not be surprised if the Mets activate Tim Redding from the DL for Monday’s game.

I know Niese didn’t pitch very well but I like him.I was a little busy today so I didn’t really get to watch him pitch but I think he could get another start.

Also if you haven’t guessed on today’s trivia,
then you can fin it here.

Postgame: Pirates 3 at Mets 7 (Game 1)

Last night the Mets extended there 4 game win streak to 5 games as they beat the Pirates at Citi Field by a score of 7-3.

W- Bobby Parnell (1-0)
L – Tyler Yates (0-2)
Box Score/Recap:

At the Plate:
  • The Mets broke the 2-2 tie in the 8th by scoring 5 runs.
  • In the 8th, Reyes led off with a single. Then Castillo walked on 4 pitches. Then Beltran singled to score Reyes to take the lead. Then Delgado hit a 3 run homer. Then Wright gets out but Murphy doubles and Santos drives him in.
  • Every Met (including the pitcher Jonathan Niese) had at least one hit other then David Wright.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

On the Mound:
  • Jonathan Niese started and pitched well through 6. Here was his line: 
    IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    J Niese 6.0 7 2 2 0 5 0 95-67 3.00

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Sean Green and Ken Takahashi combined to pitch a good 7th.
  • Bobby Parnell pitched a good 8th and got the win.
  • Then in the 9th with a 5 run lead J.J. Putz put himself into trouble but got out of it with only 1 run allowed.
Player of Game:
Carlos Delgado for hitting 3 for 4 and a home run.
Up Next:
Today at 1 PM the Mets will play the Pirates at Citi Field with John Maine on the mound. I am going to live blog it so come back for that at 1.

Daily Scouting Report: Nelson Figueroa

Yesterday, the Mets said that Pelfrey will not make his start and Nelson Figueroa will. Originally the Mets said it might be Jonathan Niese or Dillon Gee but they decided against it because the Brewers have a lot of right hand hitters and Niese and Gee are left handers while Figueroa is a righty.
Figueroa, age 34, is 0-0 in 2 starts for the Bisons with a ERA of 3.00. Last year in the minors he was 4-7 with a 4.43 ERA.
Last year in the majors, he was 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA. In his major league career, he is 10-20 with a 4.67 ERA. Here are some pictures:

Daily Scouting Report: Jonathan Niese

The Mets say that they are unsure if Pelfrey will be able to make his start on Sunday. Jerry Manual has said that it will most likely be Jonathan Niese but possibly Dillon Gee. It would be Niese on normal rest or Gee on short rest by 1 day.

Jonathan Niese: 0-1 9.00 ERA in 2 starts
Dillon Gee: 0-2 4.66 ERA in 2 starts
Last year, Niese was 1-1 with a ERA of 7.07 in 3 starts. Niese has a lot more potential then that. I have a feeling he will have a nice carear.
Here is a video of Niese warming up last year:
Also if you have any ideas about who to scout about then I would like to hear.

…update 6:49 PM
Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is reporting that Pelfrey will miss his next start and either Niese, Gee or Figueroa will make the start.

Daily Scouting Report: Dillon Gee

I am going to start something called the Daily Scouting Report that I hope will get more viewers to come back each day. The report will usually be on a minor league player but may be on a opposing player or a opposing team. For the first one I would like to scout Dillon Gee, who is pitching today against the Marlins at 1 PM on PIX 11.

Here is Gee’s bio. So far this spring Gee has pitched in 4 games and started 1. He has pitched 6 innings in total and has givin up 7 runs (only 2 earned).
Gee, 22 years old, has spent 2 years with the Mets. In 2007 he was on the Brooklyn Cyclones and was 3-1 in 14 games (11 started) with a ERA of 2.47. He pitched 62 innings striking out 56 batters and only walking 9 batters.
Last year they brought him up to St. Lucie. He was 8-6 in 21 games (started all of them) with a ERA of 3.25 in 127 1/3 innings pitched. He also won five straight decisions from May 30-July 6Then in August they sent him up to double A and was 2-0 in 4 starts allowing 1 run in each start. He had a 1.33 ERA.
Gee is not looking to make the team but would like to show the Mets and their fans (he will be on TV) that he can get major league hitters out.
This game reminds me of that split squad game last year when Niese pitched one game and Parnell pitched the other. The game was late in spring training, on TV, with a guy who is not trying to make the team but is just showing who he is. Who knows. Maybe Gee will come up later in the year and be like Niese or Parnell.

Here is a video of a game that Gee pitched in 2007:

Fifth Starter???

Matthew Cerrone at Metsblog said on his blog:

i think it’s safe to say livan will get the fifth starter’s spot, though he will not immediately travel north with the team, as Adam Rubin of the Daily News has suggested… meanwhile, garcia will be cut, or stay in extended spring training, redding will be the long man, and niese will resume his career at Triple-A where he should be…

I think it could be Niese now. I agree with what to do with Redding and Garcia. I think Livan will be the starter but I think Niese should be the starter.