After an abysmal start to the 2009 season and a call-up to the Major Leagues, Jon Niese has been impressing at Triple-A Buffalo.
Last night, in the 7th inning of his start, his consecutive scoreless innings streak was snapped by a sacrifice-fly. The streak ran 24 1-3 innings.
Niese is 3-0 over his last three starts and has a 1.03 ERA over his last four, according to Joel Sherman.
With John Maine and Oliver Perez on their way back to the major leagues and decent starting pitching already on the roster, this logjam is a great problem to have.