ATLANTA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese left his start against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning with left shoulder discomfort on Thursday night.
Niese winced as he finished making a pitch to Tyler Pastornicky with one out and motioned to the New York dugout that he was hurt.
“When it bothers you on a night where it’s nice and warm, it’s a little concerning,” manager Terry Collins said after the 4-3 win. “I’m a little concerned, yeah.”
Niese allowed eight hits and three runs in 3 1-3 innings. The left-hander struck out five.
“It just felt really weak,” Niese said.
Niese missed a turn in the rotation with shoulder tendinitis, but avoided the disabled list. He received 12 days of rest before making his next start June 9, a no-decision against Miami in which he allowed two earned runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Niese said he didn’t have “really much” concern over his shoulder.
“I took off a start last time and I felt great after that,” he said. “We’ll see what the doctors say.”
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