As we all know, Jon Niese has been terrific, if not very good in AA. He's a strikeout/ground ball left hander who hasn't even been allowing a lot of long balls.
So now that I'm done bragging about him, I'm happy to report that Niese had a beautiful start for New Orleans, allowing one run on 3 hits (one of them a solo shot) and 2 walks in 7 innings, in which he struck out 7 guys.
The Mets' pitching has been struggling. After a long stretch of pitching beautifully, the Mets have 2 injured starting pitchers, and a bullpen that is constantly allowing baserunners and runs.
I'm thinking tht a Jon Niese promotion could be imminent, no?