The New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 5-3, behind the left-arm of rookie starter Jonathan Niese evening the series at 1-1. Niese dominated the Nationals improving to 6-2 (5th win in a row) in the process. He allowed 1ER over 7 innings of work while striking out a career high 8 batters. The rookie did not allow a walk as he pounded the strike zone all night long throwing 77 of his 117 pitches for strikes.. He showed the Nats different arm angles and even dropped down for the ol’ Laredo to strike out Pudge Rodriguez to end the 4th inning. It was the first time I’ve seen Neise drop to that arm angle and… as Ron Burgendy would say… Don’t act like your not impressed. Niese is now 5-0 (6 starts) with a 2.43 ERA since returning from the DL (6/5). Excluding his aberration rain delay outing (Pre-delay 3IP 0ER Post-delay 1 2/3IP 6) he has allowed 5 ER in 36IP (1.25ERA) over that span.
David Wright did not allow the calendar changing to July to stop his torrid streak (.405 AVG in June). Wright connected for 3 hits raising his season average to .312 which made me wonder, Is it to soon to start M-V-P chants at Citi???
In the top of the 4th inning...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: