If Jonathon Niese's siblings have baby boys, are they Niese's nephews? Jonathon Niese... * Became the fourth pitcher in Mets history to throw 8+ shutout innings within his first 2 MLB games. The other 3 pitchers to do that... 1994- Jason Jacome (shut out Dodgers in 2nd MLB start) 1966- Dick Rusteck (shut out Reds in 1st MLB start) 1965- Dick Selma (shut out Braves in 10 IP in 2nd MLB start) *The only other starter in Mets history to win a game in September, within his first 2 MLB games, in the midst of a pennant race (my judgment) is Julio Valera. He allowed five runs in six innings in his debut, a 6-5 win over the Giants on September 1, 1990. * Only 3 Mets starters have pitched 8+ shutout innings in a game this season: Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, and Jonathon Niese.
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.