Jonathon Niese returned from the DL and gave up four runs on 11 hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six innings against the mariners on Monday.
Not the most auspicious way to kick things off, but a slight struggle after time spent on the DL is expected. He got hit around pretty hard, but considering just how many base-runners he allowed, four earned runs seems like a blessing. He was certainly helped by nine ground ball outs and one key double play and left after throwing 93 pitches (63 strikes). He'll look to get back on-track against Milwaukee his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Henry Walker scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, and four steals in the Heat 99-86 loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The artist formerly known as “Bill Walker” had one of his better performances of the season, as he stuffed the stat sheet in every conceivable fashion on Friday night. He scored 12 points, grabbed nine boards, recorded five assists, and four steals, all in the name of diversifying his efforts and tying to help the Heat get into the win column. Unfortunately the Hawks proved to be too much for Miami, as they rolled them 99-86. Only consider Walker in daily leagues, were he can be bought on the cheap. Analysis: Dom Murtha