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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Jon Niese activated to start Monday

By on 7/21/2014 10:45:00 AM

The New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres on Sunday by the score of 2-1. With the loss, the Mets dropped to 46-52 on the season, third in the National League East. With the game tied in the ninth inning, Josh Edgin bobbled a comeback ground ball by Seth Smith, allowing Cameron Maybin to score the winning run. The Mets will try to bounce back tonight against the Seattle Mariners, as Jon Niese will make the start after being activated from the disabled list.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on July 14 that Niese is set to return soon after pitching in a simulated game on Sunday July 13th.  He was likely to return from the disabled list on the 20th, but likely wouldn't pitch until the following day against the Seattle Mariners.

Adam Rubin, who covers the Mets for, tweeted the following on Niese.
Niese, who has been out since July 4 when he got hit in the back with a line drive, has officially been named the starter today, according to Rubin. In 17 games this season, Niese is 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA.

The veteran, in his seventh season, was 8-8 with a 3.71 ERA last season. Niese has his best season in 2012 when he went 13-9 with a 3.40 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 190 1/3 innings. He has a career record of 48-44 with a 3.86 ERA.

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