Well, what do you know? The Mets found something wrong with Oliver Perez. A MRI revealed patella tendonitis of his right knee.
So, Perez was placed on the disabled list which conveniently allows the Mets room to recall Jon Niese to make this afternoon’s start against the Florida Marlins.
Niese strained his surgically-repaired hamstring, May 16, in a loss at Florida. Niese (1-2, 4.79) is 0-2 a 5.63 ERA in two starts lifetime against the Marlins.
Niese will attempt to extend the Mets’ mastery at Citi Field, where they have won six straight and 16 of their last 20 games.
“The way we play right now, we just feel so confident to win at home,’’ said Jeff Francoeur. “I don’t know what it is.’’
It’s been pitching and timely hitting. The Mets have a 1.67 ERA during their Citi Field winning streak.
Here’s today’s lineup:
Jose Reyes, SS
Angel Pagan, CF
Jason Bay, LF
Ike Davis, 1B
David Wright, 3B
Rod Barajas, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Ruben Tejada, 2B
Jon Niese, LP