Despite Niese allowing just 1 run in 8 innings the Mets almost refused to accept the win by allowing the Braves to climb back into the game w/ 4 runs in the 9th.
Edgin, who I happen to like, was worthless and FrankFranc was just as awful and BANG just like that Niese’s game was almost gone.
Y’know Niese has had a nice year for himself. It’s been largely lost in the drama of Santana, Dickey and a crazy 1st half but Niese has delivered.
Granted some were expecting an 18 win season or an unfairly high bar for him to reach but when Niece stands at 9 - 6 with a 3.67 ERA, thats a very encouraging season for a young pitcher.
It wasn’t a “breakout” season and I’m sure Fantasy Owners are disappointed but as a Met fans have to be happy w/ Niese taking the next step forward in his career.