Jonny Be Good...Real Good

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 11, 2010

CINCINNATI - MAY 05:  Jon Niese #49 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 5, 2010 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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After working the count full, Padres centerfielder Chris Denofriahit a double to right field to lead off the 3rd inning.  That is literally the only thing you need to know about San Diego's offensive production in game 2 of today's double-header at Citi Field.  The Mets 3-0 victory was the teams'  6th in their last 8 games and completed their 9th straight winning home series.  The driving force behind all the numbers was 23 year old lefty Jonathon Niese.

Niese, the Mets 'other pitcher' from a 2005 draft that saw them select Mike Pelfrey #9 overall, was selected in the 7th round (#209) out of Defiance High SchoolMLB.com's analysis on the Mets selection:

Good kid. Has a good idea of what pitching is about. Fast ball sits in upper-80s w/ the usual late movement left-handed pitchers have. Curve ball is his out pitch w/ good downward action and late bite. Circle change is deceptive....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=1092