24 hours after falling to the Twins 6-0, the Mets came back to flip the script on Minnesota Sunday afternoon. New York won their 6th straight home series by taking the rubber match game 6-0, pulling back to within 1/2games of Atlanta for the division lead in the process. Jonathon Niese picked up right where he left off prior to a rain delay interrupted his last start. Niese looked great through the first couple of innings against Detroit last out, but after a 58-minute rain delay, he just wasn’t the same. Fans were left wondering if the youngster would continue to face bouts of inconsistency or if we could blame it on the rain, like Milli Vanilli suggested. Today he helped sway fans towards the explanation put forth by the 80′s pop band and made it easy for everyone to “Blame it on the Rain” (in watching that clip I’m not sure how those guys were ever famous).
Niese was tremendous, pitching 6 scoreless innings while striking out 5 and improving to 5-2 on the season. He eventually gave way to Elmer Dessens and he, with the help of Pedro Feliciano and Bobby Parnell helped finish off the Twins. It’s hard to explain, but when I see Niese going well early a calm confidence settles over me, a confidence I only feel with Mike Pelfrey on the mound. It’s hard to explain, it just feels like...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND MORE LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=2888