Congratulations to Ike Davis for having a successful major league debut last night.
The real story of the game, though, was Jonathon Niese. Niese pitched 5 2/3 of 1 run (0 earned runs) ball that kept the team in the game. The Mets won the game by scoring 5 in the 7th inning (including Davis’ first major league RBI) so Niese didn’t get the win. But since everyone has been saying (correctly) how the Mets fortunes depend on how well their starting pitching is I wanted to highlight the good start.