Jon Niese wasn't able to join Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey in throwing a complete-game shutout against the Cardinals this weekend, but he pitched six scoreless innings of his own this evening. Niese set a career high with 10 strikeouts, and he issued just 1 walk.
We knew it was over when...
The Mets scored three in the bottom of the sixth inning. Even though Niese had been pinch hit for in the inning, the six-run lead was safe even for the Mets' bullpen.
With Jason Bay's return looming, it is still very possible that the Mets send Ike Davis to Buffalo. With an 0-for-4 night, Ike is now hitting .166/.230/.284 on the season. Oh and the Mets are in a three-way tie for
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