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Jon Niese has been pitching through a neck injury

May 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Jon Niese has been knocked around for 15 runs in his last two starts and now maybe we know why.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that Niese has been pitching through a neck injury all month and the left-hander admitted that it has caused him to alter his mechanics in a negative way by dropping his arm slot.

Niese told Martino that he plans to “do drills to get that muscle memory back” during his between-starts bullpen session. His next start is scheduled for Thursday against the Cardinals, who’ve scored the fourth-most runs in the league.

  1. Joe - May 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    If you don’t play through pain, you’re a wuss. If you do play through pain, you’re a liability.

    • gammagammahey - May 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      You’re only a liability if you play through pain and don’t do well. If you play through pain and succeed, you’re a warrior!

  2. yousuxxors - May 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    ^agreed.

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