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New York Mets Dominate Around Jon Niese, Win 5-3

Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IJuly 3, 2010

SARASOTA, FL - APRIL 03:  Pitcher Jon Niese #49 of the New York Mets pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Ed Smith Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Sarasota, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Alex Cora and Jon Niese, I tell you. I actually missed tonight’s game, but was watching updates, and when I heard Cora hit a bases-clearing triple, I had to see how legit it was. It was pretty dang legit.

Niese had a heck of a start, allowing one run (a home run by Josh Willingham in the seventh) and striking out a career high of eight batters. He is now 5-0 since returning from the disabled list. Here are a few notes:

Ike Davis had an run-scoring ground out in the first.

After the Cora triple, Niese followed with a run-scoring double.

The Mets wore eye-catching white caps tonight for the Fourth of July weekend, I assume. I did not like them.

Francisco Rodriguez
pitched a third of an inning allowing two hits and got the save.

W-Jon Niese (6-2)

L-Luis Atilano (6-5)

S-Francisco Rodriguez (19)

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Tomorrow’s game will start at 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX.

Flushing Baseball Daily reporter, Tyler Moore. Follow Tyler on Twitter, where he'll discuss Mets, and also his posts. If you wish to email him, send an email to Tyler with the subject of Flushing Baseball Daily Mail. Thanks for reading!

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