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Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is helped by John Buck #44 of the New York Mets and homeplate umpire Greg Gibson #53 after getting hit in the face with a pitch from Jonathon Niese #49 in the fifth inning at Citi Field on August 21, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Braves Outfielder Heyward Hit By Pitch In Right Jaw

Jason Heyward was struck by a 90 mph fastball from New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning Wednesday.

08/21/2013

Zack Wheeler #45 (L) and Matt Harvey #33 (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Presence Of Harvey, Wheeler Will Have Mets Contending In ’14

There will be fresh optimism when the Mets take the field on Opening Day in 2014, thanks to the Amazin’s dynamic duo of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. Citi Field will no longer be the setting of gloomy Septembers and quiet Octobers.

08/21/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Return To Citi Field After Long Road Trip And More Mets Notes

The Mets host the NL East-leading Braves and the AL Central-leading Tigers this week. The Mets are 6 and 7 so far this season against Atlanta, going 3 and 4 in the games played at Citi Field.

08/20/2013

Wilmer Flores (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mets Top D-Backs, Flores Hits First Career Major League Home Run

Wilmer Flores capped the Mets’ Sunday night victory in Arizona with a ninth inning home run.

08/12/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Mets Option Hefner To Triple-A, Sore Elbow Could Send Him To DL

Hefner says he has been dealing with a sore elbow all season but it had worsened recently.

08/11/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jonathon Niese Cleared To Start Throwing; Shaun Marcum To Miss Next Start

John Ricco said before Monday night’s game in San Francisco that Jonathon Niese has been cleared to start throwing again. Shaun Marcum, however, had his right hand examined by a specialist in St. Louis and will miss his next scheduled start Saturday.

07/09/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mets Starter Jonathon Niese To Have Follow-Up MRI On Left Shoulder

Mets starter Jonathon Niese is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on his left shoulder.

06/29/2013

Jonathon Niese of the New York Mets looks on in the dugout after giving up two runs in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs during their game on June 15, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Feldman Masters Mets, Niese Charged With Loss As Mets Drop Three Straight

Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs’ three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.

06/15/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Starter Jonathon Niese To Miss At Least 1 Start Because Of Sore Shoulder

Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.

05/30/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Niese Gives Up Eight Runs, Mets Lose To Pirates 11-2

Niese tied a career high by allowing eight runs, and walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time in eight starts this season.

05/11/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Niese Implodes In Atlanta, Surrenders Seven Earned Runs In Loss To Braves

Jon Niese gave up seven earned runs in four innings pitched as the Braves blasted the Mets on Sunday.

05/06/2013

Jonathon Niese

Mets Postponed In Atlanta, Niese Scheduled To Pitch Sunday

Rain has forced the Braves to postpone their game Saturday against the Mets. A makeup date has yet to be determined.

05/04/2013

Jonathon Niese of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a solo home run to Freddy Galvis. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Drop Fourth Straight, Phillies Sweep Mets At Citi

Philadelphia took all three games at Citi Field. The sinking Mets have now lost four straight.

04/29/2013

Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets talks to Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets after he was hit by a comebacker hit by Mark Ellis #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Niese Day To Day After Taking Comebacker Off Leg; Is Expected To Make Next Start

X-rays were negative and Niese left with a bruise. The Mets said he was day to day. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Niese said. “But I should be able to throw a bullpen and make my next start.”

04/24/2013

Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese, left, is tended to by a trainer after being hit by a comebacker hit by the Dodgers’ Mark Ellis at Citi Field on April 23, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Niese Hit By Comebacker, Leaves Mets’ Loss To Dodgers

Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over New York 7-2 Tuesday night.

04/23/2013

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