Jon Niese Celebrity Life
Jon Niese or Jonathon Jospeh Niese is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. He was a regular rotation player for the New York Mets, as a pitcher. He threw the ball and uses the bat with his left hand. Although he wasn’t known for his hard pitching style, his signature sharp cutter and 12-6 curveball were his trump cards.
He married Leah Eckman while recovering from an injury in July 2009. The couple married on January 12, 2013, and had Graylee Mae, their first child on November 18. His second child, Tatum Jeffrey, was born on July 24, 2015.
Born on October 27, 1986, in Lima, Ohio, he spent most of his time in Defiance, another city in the state. During his stay in this place, he went to Defiance High School. In high school, Jon Niese played football. During junior year, he was in the Third Team All-State. He was the first athlete to win Player of the Year for the state consecutively, as he picked up the titles in 2004 and 2005.
After receiving a promotion in July 2008, to Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, he struck out seven players, while allowing the opposition to get one run from seven innings.
This was a great start to the season for Jon Niese, as struck five players out, gave two runs with zero walks while pitching against Pittsburgh Pirates for six innings. He became a rotation pitcher for the New York Mets after Fernando Nieve suffered from an injury on July 25, 2009.
The first time he became a starter for the New York Mets was during the 2010 season. He helped the team win nine games, out of 173.2 pitched innings. While playing against the San Diego Padres, he pitched a one-hit shutout, which was a remarkable performance from this athlete.
Although Jon Niese’s record was 11-11 during the 2011 season, he couldn’t pitch for all the games due to a rib cage injury. After making a return in 2012, he signed a new contract extension with the Mets. He struck out 10 batters in this season while playing against St. Louis Cardinals.
He finished 2012 in style, with a record of 13–9 with 3.40 ERA. This was the first time in a season that he didn’t face any difficulties. In 2015, he got his first ejection in his career, after arguing with Doug Eddings the home plate umpire for strikes and balls. From 2013–2015, he faced a number of injuries, restricting the number of matches he played for the Mets.
The franchise traded him for Neil Walker to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He came back to the Mets after they exchanged him for Antonio Bastardo. The athlete signed minor league contracts with New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.
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