Jon Niese Prefers Daytime TV

With yet another afternoon ballgame, it’s interesting to mention that today’s Mets starter Jonathon Niese has been incredibly effective during daylight.

I have to admit that this came to my attention thanks to MetsToday reader “Dave” (thanks Dave!).

Through five afternoon starts, this is Niese’s line:

33 IP | 0.94 WHIP | 27 K | .179 BAA | 3 Wins

Now, five games is a really small sample size. But, if Niese is aware of how well he does during the daytime, it has to help his confidence, right? And usually, confidence breeds success, so there you go.


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  1. Walnutz15 May 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Jon Niese needs to be better, no matter what time of day.

  2. Walnutz15 May 29, 2012 at 8:11 am
    P.S. – Hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend, brotha.