NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets looks on in the dugout after giving up two runs in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs during their game on June 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
I just have to stay positive ... can't be afraid to fail ... I think that's the biggest thing. If you're afraid to fail, you're going to fail.
It just seems that the Marlins are just that team that just gives us fits ... If it’s not one thing, it’s the other.More quotes »
Mets fall to Marlins in extras again
The ball off the bat looked harmless enough. It might not have been hit hard enough for Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy to turn a double play, though getting at least one out seemed to be a reasonable assumption.Of course, when it comes to the Marlins Read more »
Collin McHugh not sharp in spot start
The Mets expect Jonathon Niese to make his next scheduled start, an encouraging sign considering how his replacement fared in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Marlins."Fastball command is the most important thing," Collin McHugh said. "It just wasn't there lik Read more »
Jonathon Niese to miss at least one turn with shoulder tendinitis
Jonathon Niese is suffering from shoulder tendinitis and will miss at least one turn in the Mets ' rotation.The lefthander was scheduled to start Saturday against the Miami Marlins . After he was unable to throw his regular bullpen session Wednesday, the Read more »
Brett Gardner has an eventful, mostly positive game
In one spectacular moment in the sixth inning Monday night, Brett Gardner showed why the Yankees weren't moving him out of centerfield.Gardner, who had slammed into the right-centerfield wall while not quite getting to David Wright 's triple earlier in t Read more »
Mets shut out by Reds, continue to struggle at Citi Field
Visiting teams continue to turn Citi Field's geographical location into a description:Flushing New York.On Tuesday night, the Reds washed the Mets farther down the National League East drain, 4-0, the Mets' 10th loss in their last 12 home games and 14th Read more »
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METS: Cubs knock off N.Y. for second straight day
inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday. Feldman (6-5) struck out six and had an RBI single in the fourth off Jonathon Niese (3-6) to help himself on the way to his first win since May 29. Kevin Gregg got the last three outs for his ninth from New Haven Register Read more »
MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, New York Mets 2
a scoreless tie in the fourth inning. With runners on second and third and two outs, he served an 0-1 pitch from New York's Jonathon Niese into center field for a two-run single. Starlin Castro added a two-run double in the eighth inning and Kevin Gregg picked from United Press International Read more »
Chicago Cubs (27-38) at New York Mets (24-38), 1:10 p.m. (ET)
runs in his last start Monday against the Reds in a loss. He's 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts when facing the Mets. Jonathon Niese, who has just one victory in his last nine starts, takes the ball for the Mets. The lefty is coming off a pair of no-decisions, from The News & Observer Read more »
6-man rotation for 'just a short period'
from the rotation, Collins indicated the motivation is to get extra rest for some pitchers. Both Dillon Gee (elbow) and Jonathon Niese (shoulder) have experienced tendinitis. "That's why we may go with a six-man rotation for just short period of time, so we from ESPN Read more »
Sandy Alderson's spending plans don't add up
counting all of the Santana buyouts, Bay's deferred money (collectively, $20.5 million), Wright's $20 million 2014 salary, Jonathon Niese's $5 million, and $9.5 million for arbitration salaries paid to Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Justin Turner, from Capital New York Read more »