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  1. Niese survives cold, Cardinals, line drives

    Mark Simon

    Jonathon Niese has apparently got this cold-weather thing figured out. With a game-time temperature of 51 degrees and ridiculous winds that clearly impacted both starting pitchers, Niese fought his way through 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to earn...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    Notes and statistical highlights from the Mets series split with the Philadelphia Phillies: So Niese to have you here Jonathon Niese became the second pitcher in Mets history to pitch a shutout and have three RBIs in the same game. Pete Falcone d...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. Best-pitched games: Mets vs. Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesKevin Appier and Dave Mlicki didn't have great Mets careers, but both were great vs. the Yankees.In honor of Jonathon Niese's fine work on Monday and Matt Harvey pitching on Tuesday, it seems like a good time to look back at the best pitc...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  4. What made Jon Niese ace-like at 2012's end

    Mark Simon

    What was the difference between the Jonathon Niese that was good for about three-quarters of last season and the one who was great in his last eight starts and put him on track to start on Opening Day? Let's look at three of the primary reasons. ...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  5. W2W4: Mets at Reds (Tuesday)

    Mark Simon

    Jonathon Niese Stat To Watch The Niese-Joey Votto matchup could be an interesting one. Niese has had an odd month in terms of his performance against left-handed hitters. Lefties are 11-for-29 in July against Niese (.379 BA) after hitting .206 again...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  6. Ethier faces multi-Mets challenges

    Mark Simon

    The heat map above shows Andre Ethier's "hot" and "cold" zones against left-handed pitching since 2009. The red areas are his "hot" zones. The blue are his "cold" zones.The last time a Dodger brought as long a hitting streak as Ethier's into a meetin...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  7. 2010's significant developMets (Part II)

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo There were moments of both jubilation and despair for the 2010 Mets pitching staff. As we mentioned in our last piece, The Year of the Pitcher took on special meaning for the Mets this season, as with their offense struggling, the team's o...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  8. Mets score 18 runs, and yes, they win!

    Mark Simon

    There's a famous story from the early days of Mets baseball, in which a fan called a local newspaper and asked whether the Mets had won. The person answering the call replied that the Mets had scored 19 runs that day. Then comes the famous punchli...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  9. One-hit wonders

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images Shawn Estes (left), Tom Seaver (middle), and R.A. Dickey (right) are among those in Mets history who have flirted with a no-hitter, but had to settle for the next-best thing, a one-hitter. "A Single in First Spoils No-Hitter" read ...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  10. June's significant develop'Mets'

    Mark Simon

    If we view May as the month in which the Mets fortunes turned, June is the month in which they established themselves as a contender for a postseason spot. In other words, it's the time when they became legitimate (or, as we prefer, legitiMET). It...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  11. Fans recall Niese-like efforts

    Mark Simon

    In looking back on Jonathon Niese's one-baserunner shutout last Thursday night, we thought it would be appropriate to survey those who follow the Mets most, and ask them "What is your all-time favorite Mets pitching performance?" As you'll see bel...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  12. 10 things to know: Niese's one-hitter

    Mark Simon

    A major cap-tip to for its assistance in this compilation. 1- Jonathon Niese's one-hitter marked the 23rd time a Mets pitcher has thrown a regular season complete game one-hitter of nine innings or more. The Mets also had on...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  13. New York Mets pitchers Jonathon Niese and Mike Pelfrey have been ...

    Mark Simon

    New York Mets pitchers Jonathon Niese and Mike Pelfrey have been lucky, good or both in 2010. Mark Simon explains why.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  14. Evaluating Jon Niese

    Mark Simon

    There's been a lot of talk of the struggles of John Maine in his first two starts. But what to make of the work of Jon Niese? Niese has spoken about issues he was having getting a good feel for his curveball. The numbers through two starts bear th...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  15. What's in store for Niese?

    Mark Simon

    What can a Mets fan reasonably expect from Jonathon Niese this season? In the decade of the 2000s, there were 35 instances of a lefty pitcher making at least 10 starts in his "age 23 season" (a term uses to describe a player...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  16. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. D-backs)

    Mark Simon

    Notes and nuggets from another road series win for the Mets, as they took two of three games from the Arizona Diamondbacks: Wilmer! Wilmer Flores became the first player in Mets history to have at least one RBI in five of his first six major-lea...

    Blog | August 12, 2013