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Monday, July 20, 2009
Time for Mets' Niese to get his shot

As Howard Megdal notes, the injury suffered by Fernando Nieve in Sunday night's game means it's time for Jonathan Niese to get a real shot, finally:
We've now seen this act from Hernandez for two straight seasons. Last year with the Twins he went 6-1 with a 3.90 ERA in his first nine starts, only to struggle terribly afterward while Francisco Liriano was dominating in the International League. This year the same thing -- 5-1 with a 3.88 ERA in his first 11 starts, followed by lots of batting practice -- except with Niese doing the Triple-A dominating.

Will another team really get sucked into this trap one more time?