Jon Niese's body of work this season has been marked by overpowering starts interspersed with a number of aimless outings.

After giving up eight runs in his last outing, Niese bounced back to earn his eighth win of the year.

"He gets frustrated," Mets Manager Terry Collins said of Niese. "He knows he's got very good stuff, and when he has a bad outing, he takes it as hard as anybody. He was bound and determined to show that was more on the side of an aberration than the way he is capable of pitching."