Niese has had quite a strong week which culminated with him being awarded Independent League Player of the week. But it's not just been this week, Niese has made six quality starts in a row and hasn't lost a game since June 7th. During that time he has allowed 30 hits, 5 runs, 10 walks while striking out 39 in 43.1 innings of work over six games.
Help also could be on the way in the form of Jon Niese, who Monday was named International League pitcher of the week for a 1-0 record and 1.06 ERA in two starts for the Bisons. Niese, who allowed 10 hits and struck out 14 in 17 innings, has rebounded to go 4-1 in his last six starts with a 1.04 ERA. source Newsday