Fernando Nieve Will Get The Start On Saturday

Last night, after the Mets shutout the Phillies 5-0, Jerry Manuel told reporters during his post game that Fernando Nieve will get the start on Saturday against the Brewers.

According to Manuel, Nieve earned the nod and said that he deserves his shot because of how well he has performed this season and also because he performed well as a starter last season.

Raul Valdes was the other possibility, but in my opinion, Manuel is making the right choice, and Valdes should stay in the pen where he can be more useful.

There was talk of promoting someone from the minors, like a Dillon Gee or Tobi Stoner, but that would have made little sense when it was only going to be for one start anyway.

Jon Niese is expected to be activated on June 1st when he is eligible, and should be ready to join the rotation to make his next start after that.

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