It’s only two innings, but another solid start by a Mets starter. So far, it has been two perfect innings from Jon Niese.
It’s hard to get a good read on somebody after two innings, but he worked quickly and showed good command. That’s what you want this early. One of the reasons it is difficult to get a solid read on a pitcher like Niese today is that Boston didn’t field its “A’’ team. Let’s see what he does against Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz.
Let’s see how he does in the third.
But, you have you like the first impression because a good Niese is critical to the Mets as far as showing a balanced rotation and eating innings.
Oh, and for Niese, most importantly, he must stay healthy.