Niese injury messes with Mets' rotation

Team doesn't know who will pitch Wednesday -- but it will not be Oliver Perez

Updated: May 16, 2010, 9:52 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

MIAMI -- First the Mets lost in a battle of aces, when Josh Johnson topped Johan Santana in the series opener. Then Oliver Perez allowed four homers in his farewell to the rotation. Next, John Maine threw 12 straight balls to open Saturday's subpar start. Finally, a four-game sweep at the hands of the Marlins was capped with this: Jonathon Niese walking off the mound during the third inning of a 10-8 defeat Sunday with a right hamstring issue in the same area he had surgery on last season.

Niese, ...

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