LHP Jonathan Niese continued his strong spring this afternoon against Florida, tossing 2.2 innings (1 ER, 5 K, 2 BB, 3 H). He threw a lot of cutters, a pitch he started working on last year while with B-Mets pitching coach Ricky Bones.
“It’s a new pitch for me and I’m just trying to get consistent with it so I was throwing it a lot … I’m just as confident throwing it as I am with the change-up and curve,” Niese said to SNY during today’s broadcast.
Meanwhile RHP Jenry Mejia continues to open eyes every time he has a baseball in his hands. The 20 year-old made and an electric debut, striking out four in a perfect 2.1 innings of work. His fastball registered as high as 96 mph and had phenomenal movement on his off speed pitches, drawing smiles from both Dan Warthen and Jerry Manuel in the dugout.