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Niese On, Post Game Live

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.


Anonymous said…
OK, how many rookies have big wins for the Mets like this?
Gary Gentry, Game 3, 69 WS was the biggest.
He also pitched the division clincher and got a ND in the LCS clincher. But it's a very short list.
Niese is nice!

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