Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mets Improve Roster, Niese Returns to Beat Fish 6-1

In order to bring back Jon Niese from the DL the Mets needed to make a roster move, so they put Oliver Perez on the DL with knee problems.  I don't care what they do to get rid of him, I'll just happy he's inactive.  So now, after moving Cashstealo and Perez to the DL, along with the release of Matthews Jr, the Mets seem to have finally heard what everyone else has been saying and have improved their team by eliminating some of their "dead weight".  This something I had been hoping the Mets would do for some time now, and finally the team has come to their senses.  Matt Cerrone of Metsblog agrees and makes that same point in this post.


Yesterday afternoon Jon Niese returned to the mound after a hamstring injury and lead the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Marlins (box score/wrap).

Niese was great going 7 innings giving up only 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 6.  He looked good, and most importantly, healthy while keeping the Marlins at bay.  Although it does help when you get some good run support...

Niese's run support was not a problem yesterday as David Wright drove in three runs (including a homer) and scored two runs on his own.  Tejada, Francoeur and Davis all drove in a runs, with Davis going 4-4 and scoring 3 runs as well.

The team hit well, pitched well, and it led to a victory.  But don't they always do that at home...ugh...a topic for another day.

Today the Mets go for the sweep, sending Takahashi to the hill against Ricky Nolasco for the fish.  The game is at 1:10 on PIX11...

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