A couple of lefties square off in the second game of the three-game set at Marlins Park. The Mets' Jon Niese faces Miami for the second time this season, while the Marlins send Brad Hand to the hill in place of the recently-traded Dan Haren.
Niese (5-9, 3.63 ERA) started against Miami at Citi Field on May 30 and escaped with a no-decision despite getting roughed up. The 28-year-old allowed four earned runs on seven hits, as he lasted just four innings. He has been much better the past two months, posting a 2.94 ERA through June and July.
Steve Wilaj is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.