Now, he'll be doing his best to get them out.
Niese, coming off the best start of his career -- and one of the best starts in Mets history -- will start against his hometown team Wednesday with scores of family and friends in attendance.
Since returning from the disabled list with a mild strain of his right hamstring, Niese has allowed just one run, seven hits and one walk over 16 innings.
"Hopefully I don't give up any runs the rest of the year," Niese said. "But that's probably not going to happen. I just go out there and try to put up zeros every time."